ENTERPRISE – The flu season is here, and the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center, Walla Walla, Wash., is holding an all-day walk-in flu shot clinic for veterans living in the Enterprise area on Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Veterans can come to the Wallowa County Telehealth Clinic (401 NE 1st St.) in Enterprise to get a free flu shot just by showing valid identification. And this year, VA has partnered with Walgreens to offer enrolled veterans free flu shots.

If you cannot make one of Walla Walla VA’s flu shot clinics, consider visiting your local Walgreens to inquire about getting a flu shot (some restrictions may apply).

The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot each season. And it’s never too early to get a flu shot. Because it can take about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection, it is suggested to get vaccinated as early as possible.

The Walla Walla VA’s full flu shot clinic schedule is available at www.wallawalla.va.gov. Watch Walla Walla VA’s Facebook and Twitter pages for reminders of all upcoming flu shot clinics. Get additional flu facts at www.flufacts.com and www.cdc.gov/flu. Walla Walla VA’s flu 2014 flu slogan is “Squash the flu bug – get your shot today.”

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