It's Not Too Late for Your Flu Shot - Martinsburg VA Medical Center
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Martinsburg VA Medical Center

 

It's Not Too Late for Your Flu Shot

February 3, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – While this flu season began in October, most seasonal flu activity will peak in February. Seasonal flu shots are still available at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that persons age 6 months or older receive a flu shot.  All Veterans regardless of age should get a flu shot.  If you are enrolled and have a Veterans Affairs ID card, you have three options for receiving your flu shot:

  • You may ask for a flu shot during your next scheduled primary care appointment.
  • If you do not have an appointment, walk-in flu shot clinics are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with CPC teams 1, 2 and 3.
  • The medical center’s community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) offer walk-in flu shots:
    • Cumberland, Md. CBOC, 301-724-0061: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
    • Fort Detrick, Md. CBOC, 301-624-1200: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
    • Hagerstown, Md. CBOC, 301-665-1462: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
    • Harrisonburg, Va. CBOC, 540-442-1773: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
    • Stephens City, Va. CBOC, 540-869-0600: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
    • Franklin, W.Va. CBOC, 304-358-2355: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Petersburg, W.Va. CBOC, 304-257-5817: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Remember, you cannot get the flu from a flu shot!  Plan your visit today and protect yourself, your family and those around you.  If you have questions call the Medical Center Flu Hotline: 1-304-579-2600.

If you are a Veteran and not enrolled in VA health care, visit the Eligibility Office at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Room 1A-162, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.