Armed Forces veterans who wish to receive a flu vaccine to protect against both seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu), there is no reason to pay for the flu shot or wait in long lines to receive it. An ample supply of the combined vaccine is available to veterans at no charge from Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, located at 820 S. Damen Avenue in Chicago. All veterans are eligible, even if they have not previously used VA services.

The Department of Veterans Affairs strongly endorses the use of the flu vaccine as protection against both seasonal flu and H1N1. It has been proven effective in reducing the spread of flu viruses and also helps to protect the families of anyone who receives the vaccine.

Flu shots are offered at the medical center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 1458, located on the first floor of the Damen Pavilion. No appointment is needed and veterans will receive their choice of either free self-parking or free valet parking at the medical center’s garage entrance on Ogden Avenue.

Veterans are asked to bring their VA identification card, DD Form 214 or other proof of military service to receive their flu shot if they are not already enrolled for care at the medical center. It is not necessary to have previously enrolled in the VA system to receive a flu shot.

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