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St. Cloud VA offers flu shots

Sites include Montevideo, Brainerd, Alexandria, and

St. Cloud

To keep veterans healthy during the flu season, the

St. Cloud VA Health Care System has scheduled several flu shot clinics this fall. Flu shots for veterans enrolled with the VA are free and an appointment is not necessary. The flu shots are available at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud or any of the VA's three clinics across Central Minnesota.

Spouses, significant others, caregivers, and veterans who are not enrolled for health care with the VA can also receive a seasonal flu shot at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center location only. A fee of $29 is required, and may be paid in cash or billed to the individual's health insurance. Spouses, significant others, caregivers and non-enrolled Veterans should bring their insurance or Medicare card to the clinic.

Non-enrolled veterans may also obtain information on how to apply for VA health benefits at the flu clinics.

Clinic times and locations are as follows:

Montevideo CBOC, located at 1025 North 13th Street, Montevideo, on Sept. 18, Oct. 3, and

Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

St. Cloud VA Medical Center, at Bldg. 96 on the West side of campus, on Oct. 3 and 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Shots for spouses, significant others, and caregivers are available both days.

Brainerd CBOC, located at

722 NW 7th Street, Brainerd, on Oct. 3, 11, and 19, from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 3 p.m. each day.

Max J. Beilke CBOC-Alexandria, located at 515 22d Ave E., Alexandria, Oct. 11 and 18, from

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Seasonal flu shots are also available during other scheduled appointments at any of the

St. Cloud VA locations.

All Veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA health care system. For information on enrolling for VA health care, contact the

St. Cloud VA HCS Eligibility Office at (320) 255-6340.

Further updates to the flu shot program at the St. Cloud VA will be announced on the flu shot information line: (320) 255-6444.