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VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System


Flu Season 2017


FREE Flu Vaccines for Enrolled Veterans at Eastern Kansas HCS


Free seasonal flu vaccines are available now through March 31, 2018 for Veterans enrolled in the Eastern Kansas Health Care System.  

VA Walk-In Flu Shot Options 

FREE Flu vaccines are available during all open clinic hours at all Primary Care, Mental Health and specialty clinics at the Topeka VA Medical Center, Leavenworth VA Medical Center, and all Community Based Outpatient Clinics. No appointment is needed.   Flu vaccines are available during scheduled visits and also on a walk-in basis.  


After Hours – Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Emergency Room (Topeka and Leavenworth VA Medical Centers) 4:30 pm – 8 am; Monday – Friday

24 hours; Saturday & Sunday 

Related Links

VA Flu Website
VA Don't Pass It On Campaign 
Flu Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)*
* Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. The link will open in a new window.

Walgreens Pharmacy 

All Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care may walk into any Walgreens location nationwide to receive a free standard dose flu vaccine through March 31, 2018.

  • Present your VA ID card and a photo ID.
  • To locate a Walgreens store near you, call 800-WALGREENS (800-925-4733), or visit Walgreens’ website

High Dose Vaccine – EKHCS Recommendations 

While recommendations vary, EKHCS recommends the high dose flu vaccine only for those age 85 and over.    Walgreens offers only the free standard dose vaccine.   If questions, please contact your provider. 

If you receive your flu vaccine at any non-VA location, please send a SECURE MESSAGE using My Health-E-Vet or CALL 1-800-574-8387, Ext 53348, and leave a message which includes your name, last 4 digits of SSN, and the date you received the vaccine so your medical record can be updated.

Learn about flu vaccines and why you should get vaccinated.  Also, review the Vaccination Information Statement from the Centers for Disease Control.    


Protect yourself--Protect Others: Receive this yearly vaccine!