Starting Monday (September 14), all enrolled Veterans at the Western North Carolina V.A. Health Care System will have the opportunity to receive a free flu shot.
Veterans who already have scheduled appointments may receive their flu shots at the time of their appointments. Included are appointments at primary care facilities, specialty care clinics, and the Franklin, Hickory, and Rutherford County Community Based Outpatient Clinics (C.B.O.C.s).
Drive-through flu shot clinics are a new option this year. Flu shots will be available curbside during designated times at the Charles George V.A. Medical Center and the Rutherford County, Franklin, and Hickory C.B.O.C.s.
The Hickory C.B.O.C. is at 2440 Century Place S.E. in Hickory and can be reached at 828-431-5600. Drive-through clinics will be held at that location on September 22, 24, & 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Oct. 1, 6, 8, 13, & 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and October 7 and 14 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Enrolled Veterans (active within the past 24 months) can also receive a flu shot through the Community Care Network (C.C.N.). C.C.N. retail pharmacies or urgent care/walk-in care facilities will provide flu shots at no cost with no co-payment. Retail pharmacies include the C.V.S. pharmacy, Walmart pharmacy, and others.