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The Fayetteville VA Medical Center-Ramsey St. is currently only offering testing for Veterans with COVID symptoms such as loss to taste/smell, fever, etc. We are unable to offer rapid testing at this time.
For VA-specific information: Read our coronavirus FAQs and public health response, or use our coronavirus chatbot.
For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website
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Let’s knock out the flu…Be a Flu Fighter! The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu is to get a flu vaccine every flu season. It is especially important because the flu season overlaps with the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Monday, September 26, 2022, Fayetteville North Carolina VA Coastal Health Care System enrolled Veterans will have the opportunity to receive a free flu shot.
The health care system is offering several flu vaccine options for your convenience.
Scheduled appointments. If you already have a scheduled appointment, you may receive your flu shot at that time. Protect yourself. Protect your family. Protect your community. Plan to get your flu shot. It is especially important this year to receive your flu shot as this flu season overlaps with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flu Vaccines available starting Monday, September 26 at the following locations:
Brunswick CBOC, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Walk-in), BY APPOINTMENT ONLY– Thursday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Fayetteville VAMC-Ramsey St. — Building 70, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fayetteville HCC-Raeford Rd. — Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Goldsboro CBOC — Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Walk-in), BY APPOINTMENT ONLY—Tuesday 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and Thursday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Hamlet CBOC — Monday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Jacksonville CBOC (4006 Henderson Drive) — Tuesday 2 p.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Thursday 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Robeson CBOC — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sanford CBOC — Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Flu Vaccines available starting Wednesday, September 28 at the following location:
Wilmington HCC — Wednesday 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Thursday 5 p.m.-7 p.m., SPECIAL SATURDAY VACCINES Oct. 1 and Oct. 29 ONLY at 8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Community Care Network: Starting September 1st, 2022, enrolled Veterans (who received care through either a VA or community provider within the past 24 months) can receive a flu shot through the Community Care Network (CCN). CCN in-retail contracted pharmacies or urgent care/walk-in care locations (standalone visit) will provide flu shots at no cost with no copayment. Bring your VA ID. For locations, please call 877-881-7618.
We look forward to serving you and providing a flu shot at your earliest convenience!
No appointment required.
No. Spouses and caregivers will not be able to receive a flu shot at the facility or the CBOCs.
On the day of the clinic, we ask that you please wear a loose-fitting short sleeve shirt (or tank top), as you will need to roll up your sleeve.
Starting Sept. 1, 2022
No appointment or referral is required. However, recommend calling ahead to make sure they offer the flu vaccine you want.
Call 800-698-2411, selected option 1, then option 3, and then option 1 again.
Yes, there are two options:
Option 1: Go to www.VA.gov/find-locations
When you arrive:
Call the Office of Community Care National Contact Center at 877-881-7618 for assistance.
No. There is no copayment charge if Veteran’s visit consists only of a flu shot. Flu shot-only visits do not count towards visits and/or copayments associated with using VA’s urgent care benefit.
Yes, you should tell the in-network community care staff that you are an eligible Veteran who is enrolled with the VA and show a government-issued identification (e.g., Veterans Health Identification Card or driver’s license).
Yes. The Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines (like the flu shot) may be given together. If you receive more than one vaccine at a single visit, the vaccines will be given in different arms. Protect yourself and others, get vaccinated. For more information, please review the CDC website “Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States”. Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC.
Flu is a contagious virus that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. Anyone can get the flu, but it is more dangerous for some people. Infants and young children, people 65 years and older, pregnant people, and people with certain health conditions or a weakened immune system are at greatest risk of flu complications. If you have a medical condition, such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes, flu can make it worse.
In an average year, thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized. Flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related visits to the doctor each year. Even when the vaccine doesn’t exactly match these viruses, it may still provide some protection.
Get a flu shot in the fall as soon as it’s available, so you are protected the entire flu season. You will need to get a new flu shot very year to protect yourself from the flu viruses circulating this season.
After you get a flu shot, it takes about 2 weeks for your body to make enough antibodies to protect you against flu. Antibodies are proteins produced by your immune system that identify and help remove foreign targets such as viruses and bacteria. The flu shot helps your body build these antibodies to fight flu viruses and prevent you from getting sick.
No. this is a common misconception. You cannot get the flu from a flu shot because only inactive (dead) flu virus is used to make the flu shot. If you get the flu soon after getting a flu shot this could mean:
Flu viruses can change over time, so every year the flu shot vaccine is updated to protect against the flu viruses most likely to spread that year. The viruses may change after the flu shot is made. Even if this happens, you will still get some protection from the flu shot.
Most side effects are milt to moderate and are temporary. The most common side effects are soreness, redness, and swelling where the shot is given, fever, muscle aches, and headache can happen after influenza vaccination.
Yes. If you receive a flu shot outside the VA, please ask for a copy of your vaccination record. Please telephone your Primary Care Clinic and provide them with the name of the pharmacy or provider and the date (month and year) you received a flu shot. You can also send a Secure Message via MyHealtheVet and provide the same information.
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