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Salem VA Medical Center offering free drive-thru flu vaccines

The medical center has opened a drive-thru flu shot clinic on campus.

SALEM, Va. – The Salem VA Medical Center is making it easier for veterans to get their flu shots. 

The medical center has opened a drive-thru flu shot clinic on campus. During the whole month of October, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., from Monday to Friday, veterans enrolled in the VA system and Salem VA Medical Center employees can receive the vaccine for free. 

"For them, it's just a quick and easy process. It's less time-consuming for them because it's a hassle to go into primary care and have a wait time," said Jody Duke, assistant nurse manager for the Salem VA Medical Center.

Veterans are asked to bring their ID card when they visit the flu shot clinic. The clinic is set up in front of Building 1. Staff members say they have given more than 200 vaccines since Monday.