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VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System

Flu Shot Clinics

Veterans Get the Facts on Flu:

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The flu shots will begin in several weeks. 

Influenza ("flu") is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every winter, usually between October and May.
Flu is caused by the influenza virus, and can be spread by coughing, sneezing, and close contact.   

Get your flu shot, they are FREE at the following locations: 

Northeast Primary Care Clinic 

4461 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

M-F 8am-3:30pm
Northwest Primary Care Clinic  3968 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
M-F 8am-3:30pm
Southeast Primary Care Clinic  1020 S. Boulder Highway
Henderson, NV 89015
M-F 8am-3:30pm
Southwest Primary Care Clinic  7235 South Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89113
M-F 8am-3:30pm
Medical Center  6900 N. Pecos,
North Las Vegas, NV 89086
M-F 8:00am-3:30pm
Pahrump Clinic  2100 E. Calvada Blvd,
Pahrump, NV 89048
M-F 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Women’s Health Center 

6900 N. Pecos Road Ste. 3A-333
N. Las Vegas, NV 89086

M-F  8:00am-3:30 pm

It is recommended that anyone over the age of 6 months of age should get a flu shot.

WHY SHOULD I GET MY FLU SHOT?

Anyone can get flu, but the risk of getting flu is highest among children. Symptoms come on suddenly and may last several days. They can include:

  • fever/chills
  • sore throat
  • muscle aches
  • fatigue
  • cough
  • headache
  • runny or stuffy nose

Flu can make some people much sicker than others. These people include young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions:

  • heart
  • lung
  • kidney disease
  • weakened immune system

Flu vaccine is especially important for these people, and anyone in close contact with them

  • Flu can also lead to pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea and seizures in children
  • Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized
  • Flu vaccine is the best protection we have from flu and its complications. Flu vaccine also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person

HOW WELL DOES THE FLU SHOT WORK?

  • Studies show that getting a flu shot can reduce illness and death from flu

WHEN SHOULD I GET A FLU SHOT?

  • In the fall , as soon as flu shots are available. A flu shot may protect you from the flu the entire season
  • Get a flu shot every year as the flu strains change from year to year

CAN I GET THE FLU FROM GETTING THE SHOT?

  • NO! Only inactive (dead virus) is used to make the flu shot vaccine, so you cannot get the flu from the flu shot

IS THE FLU SHOT SAFE?

  • YES! Most people who get the flu shot do not have serious side effects or reactions to it

I AM ALLERGIC TO EGGS. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  • If you have a severe allergy to chicken eggs, talk with your health provider before getting the flu shot
  • Many people with egg allergies can still get a flu shot or other flu vaccine

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF FLU?

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Clean hands often
  • Cover your cough or sneezes

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VA Flu Factsheet

For more information on the Flu, Vaccines, and the CDC, please visit their website at
www.cdc.gov/flu.