Protect yourself. Protect your family. Protect your community. - VA Boston Healthcare System
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VA Boston Healthcare System


Protect yourself. Protect your family. Protect your community.

During flu season, protecting your health with a flu shot is easier than ever! You can choose to get your flu shot at one of VA Boston’s three campuses at Brockton, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury, Community Clinics in Framingham, Lowell, Plymouth, Quincy, and Causeway Street in Boston, or in the community through the Community Care Network. Additionally, drive-up flu shot clinics are available at Brockton and West Roxbury. If you choose to go to a VA Boston facility to receive your flu shot, please call the call center at 800-865-3384 before visiting VA Boston. To view the flu shot schedule for all VA Boston facilities, click here to see an updated flu schedule.

If you have an appointment with your VA Primary Care Provider soon, please plan to receive your flu shot at that appointment. We encourage Veterans to get their flu shot at their scheduled appointment or by using the drive-up clinics versus walking in without an appointment due to COVID-19 precautions.

Please wear a loose-fitting shirt, if possible, in efforts to speed up your visit.  

                   Flu Shot

Remember to wear a mask. Read VA Boston's Mask Policy here.


Whether you choose a VA facility or new Community Care Network in-network retail pharmacy or urgent care location that provides eligible Veteran patients easy access to flu shots, it's easy for Veterans to receive their flu shot at the right time and the right place.

Flu shots are available at more than 60,000 locations through the Community Care Network. Find out more about getting flu shots in the community here. To receive a flu shot at a retail pharmacies Veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system. To go to an urgent care locations Veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system and have received care from a VA or in-network community provider in the past 24 months. No Appointment or VA Referral is Required to use the Community Care Network. Veterans may simply go to an in-network retail pharmacy or urgent care location and present a valid, government-issued identification (e.g. Veterans’ Health ID Card, Department of Defense ID card, state-issued driver's license or ID card, etc.) to receive your flu shot. Eligible Veterans can receive a no-cost, standard-dose (quadrivalent) or high-dose flu shot. To check eligibility, contact your local VA medical facility OR call 844-MyVA311 (844-698-2311), select option 1, and then select option 1 again.

Read the VA Flu Shot Fact Sheet.

To learn more about the flu visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Flu website.