Aurora VA Clinic to offer special Saturday flu vaccinations on Oct. 1 and 15

  • A veteran receives a COVID-19 booster dose at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on Jan. 5.

    A veteran receives a COVID-19 booster dose at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on Jan. 5. Courtesy of Matthew Moeller

 
 
Updated 9/29/2022 8:01 PM

Aurora VA Clinic will offer Saturday flu vaccinations on Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Vaccinations are open to veterans enrolled in VA healthcare and CHAMPVA beneficiaries by walk-in appointment.

 

"Flu cases rise as temperatures drop," said Loretta Gorecki, the clinic's acting nurse manager. "Early fall is the time to get your flu vaccination. Come and see us as soon as possible to help limit the spread this winter."

Aurora VA Clinic at 161 S. Lincolnway, Suite 120 in North Aurora continues to offer walk-in flu vaccinations during regular clinic hours, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Aurora VA Clinic is also known as Aurora Community Based Outpatient Clinic. It's one of six community outpatient clinics administered by Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital.

Hines VA and all its outpatient clinics offer walk-in flu vaccinations Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For information, call Hines VA's Flu Vaccination Hotline at (708) 202-8358.

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Veterans are also encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster or initial vaccination.

COVID-19 boosters are not currently offered during Aurora's Saturday flu vaccination clinics. However, bivalent boosters are available by appointment during regular clinic hours to those at least two months removed from their last vaccination or booster dose, regardless of vaccine type.

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination or booster, call (708) 202-7243.

Aurora VA Clinic is located at 161 South Lincolnway, Suite 120, North Aurora, IL 60542.

To learn more about VA Healthcare, visit VA.gov/health-care.

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