Cody VA Clinic Offering Flu Shot Clinics on October 3 and 4

Cody VA Clinic Offering Flu Shot Clinics for Veterans on October 3rd and 4th

Written by on September 27, 2022

With flu season right around the corner, the Cody V.A. Clinic is doing its part to allow local veterans to get vaccinated against the myriad forms influenza might take this winter.

The Cody VA Clinic team is scheduling Veteran Flu Clinics by appointment only on Oct. 3 and 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In addition to the standard vaccine, the high-dose vaccine will be available for patients 65 years and older.

Enrolled Veterans in the Cody and Powell area are encouraged to call 307-587-4015, Option 2, to schedule an appointment for their flu shot. To take part, they will need their VA identification and a mask. If a veteran does not have a mask, one will be provided as they are required to participate.

Attendees should consider wearing a shirt with easy access to the shoulder.

Veterans who have a fever, cough, or other coronavirus symptoms the day of their shot should call the clinic to reschedule their appointment.

Why get a Flu Shot now?

It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. Therefore, the composition of flu vaccines has been updated. All flu vaccines will be designed to protect against four different flu viruses. By getting a flu shot, anyone will be less likely to spread the flu to others. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are hospitalized with the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months or older should get a yearly flu shot. Flu can be serious among young children, older adults, and those with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes.

To answer common questions and misunderstandings about the flu, visit the CDC’s flu prevention and misconceptions webpage.

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