Flu Season 2020-2021 - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

 

Flu Season 2020-2021

A person's arm is in the foreground with a gloved hand holding a gauze pad against it and a second gloved hand holding a needle. The checkered shirt of the person whose arm is in the photo is in the background.

The annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against the flu virus and reduce the risk of spreading it to others.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Annual flu vaccinations are now available at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and all of our Community Based Outpatient Clinics. 

If you do not have a scheduled face to face appointment please call 1-877-928-2621 and choose option “2” to schedule your flu shot.


You can schedule your flu vaccine in Wilkes-Barre at either our new Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinic or in our new Tent Vaccination Clinic.

Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinic

  • Weekdays: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28.....12:00 PM - 6:00 PM      
  • Saturdays: September 26, October 3, 17, 24……......9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Drive-Through Vaccination Clinic will be located in the parking lot just beyond the North (Pharmacy) Entrance.  To access the clinic, drive past the main entrance and continue straight toward the North Entrance.  Follow the signs for the clinic.  Please wear a short-sleeve shirt.

Tent Vaccination Clinic

  • September 28 to October 30:

Monday and Tuesday……10:00 AM – 6:00 PM                                                  Thursday and Friday……… 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • November 2 to November 27:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday....9:00 AM - 3:00 PM                         

The Tent Vaccination Clinic will be located in the tent outside of the Emergency Room at the front entrance, nearest the upper parking lot.  Follow the signs for the clinic from the parking areas.

The Drive-Through Vaccination and the Tent Vaccination Clinics are by appointment only!     To schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-928-2621 and choose option “2”

Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.   You will be required to present your VA Identification Card to receive your vaccine.   To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, there will be no walk-in availability for flu vaccines in our medical clinics or in our vaccination clinics.  There will be no vaccination clinics on federal holidays.           





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Flu shots will be available at both the medical center and all community based outpatient clinics. Veterans can also opt to receive a free flu shot at their local Walgreens.

Community Based Outpatient Clinics

You will receive the flu vaccine at scheduled face to face appointments at our CBOCs or you
may schedule an appointment to receive a flu vaccine at one of our CBOCs.  Appointments are
required.  
To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, there will be no walk-in availability at
our CBOCs
for the flu vaccine.  Please call the number listed for your preferred clinic to
schedule an appointment.

 

To schedule an appointment at our Allentown, Sayre, Williamsport,
Northampton, Tobyhanna, or Columbia County Outpatient Clinic,
please call 1-877-928-2621 and choose option “2”

To schedule an appointment at our Honesdale Outpatient Clinic,
please call 570-251-6543



Let us know!

Have you received your flu vaccine somewhere other than the VA?

If you answered “YES”, please provide your information by doing one of the following:

  1. Fill out the form below and return it to the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
  2. Call (570) 821-7290 and leave us a message with the requested information
  3. Send your information to your Primary Care Provider through MyHealtheVet’s Secure Messaging

Thank You for helping us keep your health records current!

Veteran Flu Vaccination Reporting Form

Today’s Date: _____________

Name: ____________________________Last 4: _______________________

Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone Number: ______________________

Month/Day/Year – Flu Vaccine Received: _____________________________

Location where you received your flu vaccine:  _________________________

 

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