The Montana VA announced Wednesday that the 2022 flu shot clinic starts next week. According to the press release, Montana veterans enrolled in VA healthcare have several options to obtain a free flu shot. 

Enrolled Montanan veterans are offered flu shots at their primary care appointments. They also have access to flu shots at specific urgent care locations and pharmacies statewide. Many Montana VA clinics also have additional options to get the flu shot, like walk-in options and drive-through flu clinics that vary by location.

Dr. Judy Hayman, Executive Director for the Montana VA, said the flu is a respiratory infection that is preventable by getting the annual flu shot. “The flu shot is a safe, compassionate way we can protect others by stopping the spread of the flu virus,” Hayman said. The flu shot is a safe and effective way to ensure people do not get sick from the virus. 

The flu typically impacts high-risk groups such as women who are pregnant, adults over the age of 65, and people with weakened immune systems. It can also affect those with medical conditions like asthma or heart disease and individuals who live in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. 

 The following is a list of flu shot clinics scheduled at VA clinics in Montana:

  • Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow VA Clinic – Billings Montana 
    • 1775 Spring Creek Lane 
    • Walk-in flu shots open every Thursday starting October 6 from 10 am – 1 pm 
      • in the Ben Steele Conference Room
    • Drive-through flu clinic available October 5 in the parking lot from 8 am to 3 pm
  • Travis W. Atkins VA Clinic – Bozeman, Montana 
    • 1101 E. Main Street
    • Walk-In flu shots available on October 5 from 9 am – 3 pm 
  • VA Clinic in Butte, Montana 
    • 40 Three Bears Drive
    • Drive-through flu clinic starts October 12 From 9 am – 3 pm
    • Walk-in flu shots available every Wednesday from 10 am – 1 pm 
  • Cut Bank walk-in shots
    • 8 Second Avenue Southeast 
    • Walk-in flu shots are available Monday through Friday, from 9 am -12 pm
    • Also from 3:30 pm – 4: 30 pm  
  • Fort Harrison, Helena area 
    • 3687 Veterans Drive 
    • Drive-Through flu clinic starts October 5 From 7 am – 5 pm in parking lot A
    • Walk-in flu shots are available every Thursday from 830 am – 11 am  
      • in the Primary Care Clinic in the second-floor conference room
  • Glasgow walk-in shots 
    • 630 2nd Avenue South, Suite A
    •  Walk-in flu shots available Monday-Friday from 9 am – 3 pm 
  • Glendive VA Clinic
    • 20 Montana Avenue
    • Drive-Through Flu Clinic starts October 4 From 830 am – 12 pm  
    • Walk-in flu shots available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 8 am – 4:30 pm  
  • Great Falls VA Clinic 
    • 14 29th South, Suite 1
    • Walk-in flu shots available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am – 11 am 
  • Kalispell VA Clinic 
    • 31 Three Mile Drive, Suite 102
    • Walk-in flu shots available every Wednesday in October from 8 am – 10 am 
  • Miles City VA Clinic 
    • 316 S Haynes Avenue, Miles City
    • Drive-through flu clinic starts October 5 From 9 am – 3 pm 
      • On the North side of the clinic
    • Walk-in flu shots available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10 am – 3 pm 
  • David J. Thatcher VA Clinic – Missoula, Montana
    • 3885 West Broadway Street
    • Drive- through flu clinic starts October 13 From 8:30 am – 3 pm 
    • Walk-in flu shots available every Wednesday from 10 am – 3 pm