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Clinics offering flu vaccine to veterans

Sep 18, 2012 - From staff reports

The Sheridan VAMC and its seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics have flu vaccine available for veterans. Veterans can go to any VA clinic or drive through the Sheridan Medical Center clinic between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5.

Last year reported flu incidence in Wyoming was more than 1,000, with the highest rate of flu in 20- to 40-year-olds. The Sheridan VAMC and CBOCs want to make sure every man and women who served in the U.S. military gets a flu shot to help reduce flu and help protect Wyoming citizens. This year the VA will also be giving TDAP or whooping cough booster.

Whooping cough can cause adults or teens to have severe coughing that leads to vomiting or broken ribs. They can be hospitalized for pneumonia and miss weeks of work or school.

For more information feel free to contact the Sheridan VAMC at 1-866-822-6714 or any of the CBOCs located in Afton, Casper, Evanston, Gillette, Powell, Riverton, Rock Springs and Worland.

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