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Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC

 

Flu Vaccinations

Veterans, apply for your VA Health Benefits at www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez.

Help protect yourself, your loved ones, your friends, your patients, and your co-workers by getting a flu shot

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South Carolina has had a total of 33,559 lab-confirmed flu cases this year with 1,729 hospitalized and 74 confirmed deaths.

Dorn VA has had a total of 104 lab-confirmed flu cases with 7 of those hospitalized and no deaths, yet.

Prevent flu transmission by:

-Getting a flu vaccine
-Staying home if sick
-Adhering to precautions &
-WASHING HANDS!

EVERYONE 6 months & older should get a flu shot. Additional high risk groups for the flu:

-People with chronic health problems (such as diabetes, chronic lung disease, asthma, heart failure, or kidney failure).
-People undergoing certain medical treatments.
-People who live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.
-Caregivers and household contacts of babies younger than 6 months.
-Healthcare workers.

Even when healthy people get the flu, it can be deadly, about 36,000 people die annually of complications from the flu.

-The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu. The flu shot will not give you the flu.
-It is NOT TOO LATE TO VACCINATE.  Seasonal flu usually peaks by  February but disease can occur as late as May.
 
Vets & Staff get your flu vaccine at:

Primary Care Clinics & CBOCs:
-Monday-Friday walk-in between 0800-1600 or during scheduled appointments

Mental Health Clinics (walk-in):
-Mondays 9 a.m. – noon &
-Fridays from 2 – 4 p.m.

Contact Info

Location

  • Primary Care Clinics
    Community Based Outpatient Clinics
    Mental Health Clinics

Contact Number(s)

  • 803-776-4000 Ext. 6818
  • 803-776-4000 Ext. 6823

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.