Flu Season 2020-2021 - Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System
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Flu Season 2020-2021

Learn about Who Needs A Flu Vaccine.

Did you know it is possible to get COVID-19 and flu at the same time? That is why this year it is more important than ever for our Veterans to protect themselves by getting the flu shot.
Flu shots are available NOW at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and at its community outpatient clinic locations for enrolled Veterans with a VA ID Card.

U.S. Navy Veteran and Charleston VA employee Percy Jones braces as he receives his annual flu shot.

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Charleston VAMC Flu Blitzes

Enrolled Veterans can receive their flu shot at one of our "flu blitzes" just inside the front lobby or 1st floor elevator lobby at the Main Medical Center located at 109 Bee Street in downtown Charleston. There is no appointment necessary to get your flu shot.

Flu Blitzes: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Community Outpatient Clinic Flu Blitzes


8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 

Beginning Sept. 8


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Goose Creek

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Myrtle Beach

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North Charleston (Trident)

Drive Up*


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* For drive-up clinics, please park is designated parking spaces at the clinics and wear short sleeve shirts.


It's not too late to vaccinate!
If you haven't gotten vaccinated yet, it's not too late to protect yourself against flu. Flu activity usually peaks between December and February, but viruses can continue to cause illness as late as May. Veterans should continue to get vaccinated for as long as flu viruses are still circulating in the community. Don't delay! Get your flu shot today!

Charleston VAMC Veteran patients can also receive a free flu shot at any CVS Caremark partner or in-network urgent care partner in the community. Veterans will need to bring their VA ID with them and then update their VA primary care team that they have received the vaccination. 

  • To find a preferred community partner through this VA network, visit http://www.va.gov/find-locations/
  • Select urgent care or pharmacy from the drop down menu
  • Enter your zip code
  • OR Veterans can contact the Office of Community Care NAtional Contact Center to find a location at 877-881-7618

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