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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:30 am

Through Nov. 9, veterans can get their seasonal flu vaccination at one of the walk-in clinics at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System facilities in Temple and Waco. The vaccination is free for all veterans enrolled in the health care system. Veterans also can receive their flu vaccination at any VA medical center or outpatient facility throughout Central Texas at the Veteran’s Primary Care Provider Clinic.

Walk-in clinics

Temple: Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive, in the waiting area for the laboratory check in/travel pay in the Teague Tower (Building 163) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Waco: Waco VA Medical Center, 4800 Memorial Drive, in the outpatient clinic in Room BA165 in the basement of Building 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drive-thru clinics

Temple: From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6-7 at the valet parking area outside of the Teague Hospital (Building 204).

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times, can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

The seasonal flu vaccine will be available through March 31 from Primary Care Clinics.

Call the Flu Vaccination Hotline at (866) 613-1482 to report receiving the flu vaccine elsewhere. For more locations or information, go to centraltexas.va.gov.

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