Aleda E. Lutz VAMC and Traverse City Outpatient Clinic Host Flu Shot Clinics

The Aleda E. Lutz VAMC is now offering the flu vaccine in addition to COVID-19 vaccines at our medical center and outpatient clinics. Veterans can receive the vaccines at our walk-in clinic, located in the lobby of the medical center, at 1500 Weiss St., Saginaw, MI 48602 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The medical center will be hosting additional walk-in flu clinics located at the medical center pavilion on October 2 and October 23, 2021 (Saturdays) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The flu vaccine will also be available at all nine outpatient clinics on a walk-in basis.

The Col. Demas T. Craw VA Outpatient Clinic is hosting a ‘Brats and Shots Curbside Flu Clinic’ on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., located at 701 US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49685. Bratwursts will be cooked by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38 and is a free event for all enrolled Veterans.

Flu vaccines are now available at no cost to eligible Veterans at more than 70,000 in-network community providers nationwide. To be eligible, Veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system and received care through VA from either a VA or community provider within the past 24 months (the second requirement is new for the 2021-2022 flu season).

To check their eligibility, Veterans can call 800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) select option 1, then option 3, and then select option 1 again or contact their local VA medical facility. Veterans can follow these steps to find an in-network provider or call (877)-881-7618 or their local VA medical facility for help locating an in-network provider.

With flu and COVID-19 circulating, getting a flu shot is more important than ever! Encourage Veterans to get their annual flu shot and protect themselves, their family, and the community.