VA Officials Urge Resident to Get Flu Shots
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- With the flu season nearly here, officials with our local Veteran's Affairs Medical Center are encouraging people to get vaccinated.
The peak season for the flu is January, but officials say, flu outbreaks could happen as early has October. VA officials say they have no chance of running out of shots this year, and add they just got a shipment of nearly 6,500 vaccines.
“Every year the flu season shows up earlier. Its unpredictable,” said Paul Sweeney of the Grand Junction VA Medical Center. “Last year in Colorado, we had two peaks instead of just the one. So we really encourage people to get in early, get their flu shot and take care of it for the year.”
Last year, the center administered the most shots in history, with more than 6,000 veterans coming out to get vaccinated.
The VA’s flu shot clinic opens on Wednesday, and veterans can get their free shot from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 to 4 p.m.
They are located at 2121 North Avenue in Grand Junction.