VA to provide free flu shots to veterans

Staff Report

October 21, 2013

Members of the Rural Health program team from the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury will provide free flu shots and VA services at the Elkin Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free flu shots will be available for all veterans currently using VA health care and to those veterans possessing a DD-214 and a valid photo ID.

The team will provide former and current military members assistance on registration and health care education.

Former military members who are not enrolled for VA health care benefits will need to bring a copy of their DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to attach to their application for VA health care benefits.

If you have lost the DD Form 214, they can be requested from http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/; VA personnel will assist in completing enrollment applications, requesting DD Form 214s, and initiating MyHealtheVet online services.

For more information, call 1-800-469-8262, ext. 4958/4960/4937/4315.

VA outreach activities are posted on the events calendar at http://www.salisbury.va.gov/calendar.asp.

For more VA information, visit www.salisbury.va.gov or on Facebook at facebook.com/VASalisbury or on Twitter at twitter.com/SalisburyVAMC.