Local VA reminds eligible veterans to get their flu shots from now through Oct. 19

Press release

From the Charles George VA Medical Center

Eligible Veterans can get flu shots now through Oct. 19

CHARLES GEORGE VA MEDICAL CENTER, Asheville, N.C. – Flu season is coming so the Charles George VA Medical Center (CGVAMC) is reminding eligible Veterans that they can get a flu shot at the Medical Center and in a number of locations in Western North Carolina.

The VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, has a walk-in clinic located in the Atrium basement level (next to the Laboratory) that is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Oct. 19. It will be closed on Oct. 8 which is Columbus Day, a Federal holiday.

Veterans do not have to make an appointment or change a scheduled appointment at the Medical Center or Outpatient clinic to get a vaccine. They may get their flu vaccine during a regularly scheduled appointment, or at the walk-in clinic in the Medical Center.

Many Veterans cannot make it to the Medical Center so the CGVAMC Rural Health team will be traveling to a number of communities around Western North Carolina to administer flu vaccines. These clinics will provide access to the flu vaccine and other important immunizations from mid-October to November.

Veterans who have not enrolled for VA health care may talk to a representative from
Rural Health who will be available at every event to help Veterans begin the enrollment process and answer questions about eligibility. Veterans who have not enrolled should bring a copy of their DD214. All Veterans are encouraged to enroll though eligibility is based on a number of different factors.

Veterans who have questions, or would like to reserve a vaccine during a Rural Health event in their area should call the Rural Health Office at 828-298-7911, ext. 4337. Here is a complete list of scheduled Rural Health Shot Clinics:

Burke County, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sept. 29
Foot Hills Higher Education Center, 2128 South Sterling Street, Morganton,

Buncombe County, Oct. 3, 3 – 6:30 p.m.
ABCCM Vet Quarters, 1329 Tunnel Road East,

Rutherford County, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rutherford County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 374 Charlotte Rd., Rutherfordton

Macon County, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Health Department, 1830 Lakeside Dr., Franklin

Henderson County, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Oct. 16
Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville

Haywood County, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oct. 19
Community Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville

Mitchell County, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Oct. 17
Senior Center, 152 Ledger School Rd, Bakersville

Yancey County, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Oct. 17
Senior Center, 10 Swiss Ave., Burnsville

Burke County, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oct. 22
Senior Center, 501 N. Green St., Morganton

Caldwell County, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oct. 23
American Legion Post 29, 401 Main St. NW, Lenoir

Avery County, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Oct. 24
Senior Center, 165 Shultz Circle, Newland

Transylvania County, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oct. 25
Army Strong Center, 306 E. French Broad St., Brevard

Jackson County, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oct. 29
National Guard Armory

Polk County, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oct. 31
Veterans Service Office, 75 Carmel Ln., Columbus

Madison County, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 1
Town Hall, 180 Main St., Madison

Cleveland County, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 7
Veterans Service Office, 311 E. Marion St. Shelby

Rutherford County, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 14
Veterans Service Office, 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale

Graham County Community Center, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Nov. 15
196 Knight Street, Robbinsville, NC

Henderson County, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Nov. 16
Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville


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