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Casper VA to hold veteran drive-through flu shot clinic this and next week

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CASPER, Wyo. – The Casper VA Clinic team will be holding a Veteran Drive Through Flu Clinic this week.

According to a release from the Sheridan VA Health Care System, the clinic is Thursday, Sept. 17, and Thursday, Sept. 24, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Casper VA Clinic at 4140 S. Poplar.

They are the first of a number of flu shot clinics set for this season.

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Veterans who wish to use the clinic simply have to follow the signs and cones in the parking lot, show their VA identification and must be wearing a mask. Masks will be provided if needed, said the release. Veterans showing any signs of coronavirus-type symptoms are asked not to attend.

“Getting a flu vaccine this fall is more important than ever to protect yourself, your family, friends, and coworkers,” said the release. “We are facing a tough 2020 flu season as we prepare to battle the coronavirus at the same time.”

“During the 2019-2020 flu season, more than 4,600 Veterans were hospitalized at VA medical centers. More than 600 of them required intensive care stays. VA providers also saw over 27,000 Veterans for flu and spoke to more than 13,000 during phone triage calls.”

Veterans with questions can call the VA clinic at 307-235-4143.