Walgreens, VA partner to give veterans more access to vaccinations

Walgreens and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have joined forces to improve care coordination for veterans by providing flu and other CDC-approved vaccinations. The partnership, called first of its kind, will give veterans greater access to immunizations. Walgreens will also share the vaccination records with the VA electronically so that the agency will have complete medical records for the veterans.

VA funding can provide about 75,000 flu shots for enrolled veterans. Walgreens operates 8,200 locations nationwide.

"This partnership is a great example of how government and the private sector can work together to effectively and efficiently provide veterans the care and benefits that they've earned," VA Sec. Robert McDonald said in a statement. Announcement