Tomah Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center now offers H1N1 flu shots to
all veterans honorably discharged from the military and enrolled in the
VA healthcare system.
The VA initially targeted
specific veteran populations including pregnant veterans and those with
complicating health factors that presented additional risk.
Frontline caregivers also were considered and as vaccine has become
available both veteran and employee priority groups were offered
can receive the H1N1 flu shots at Tomah VA Medical Center,
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. while quantities last.
recommended that veterans call ahead to the Tomah VA Immunization
Hotline, 1-800-USA-TOMA Ext. 61787 to ensure availability in their
a very good time to get vaccinated,” said Tomah VA Infection Control
Officer Gail Schneider. “Just because a lot of people took off for the
holidays does not mean the H1N1 flu virus did.”
(Submitted by Tomah VA Medical Center Public Affairs.)