VA Offering Free Flu Shots For Utah Veterans

Oct 9, 2020, 3:01 PM | Updated: Oct 12, 2020, 6:25 am
Intermountain Healthcare's Tamara Sheffield says it's more important than ever to get a flu shot th...
Intermountain Healthcare's Tamara Sheffield says it's more important than ever to get a flu shot this year with the ongoing COIVD-19 pandemic overlapping other yearly respiratory illnesses. (KSL-TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Salt Lake VA is making free flu shots available for veterans at several locations across the region, with some locations including convenient drive-thru clinics.

Health officials are worried this year’s flu season could be especially challenging because it coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic.

They said the best defense against influenza and potential complications is a flu shot.

“The fact is, the flu shot saves lives,” said VA SLCHCS Director Shella Stovall. “We’re making it as easy as we can for veterans to swing by and ensure they’re protected.

Regionally, VA is providing flu shots at the following sites:

  • George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center: Drive-Thru flu shots, 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday outside Building 2. Follow the signs.
  • Ogden: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Flu shot parking in front of the clinic. Call the number on the sign when you arrive.
  • South Jordan: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flu shot parking in front of the clinic.
  • St. George: 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. at the conference room entrance. Follow the signs.
  • Pocatello, Idaho: 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday inside the front entrance. Call from the phone there.
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the rear conference room. Enter at the back of the clinic.
  • Orem: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the conference room. Call the number on the clinic front door.
  • Roosevelt: 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, curbside. Call ahead, (435) 725-1050.
  • Elko, Nevada: By appointment or when in for labs. Call (775) 738-0189.
  • Price: By appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Call (435) 613-0342

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VA Offering Free Flu Shots For Utah Veterans