VA offers flu shots to registered veterans
Is the Department of Veterans Affairs going to provide flu shots again this year?
Answer: Flu shots are now available in the lobby of the VA Medical Center. They will be administered from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 15, noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 17, 9-11 a.m. on Oct. 18, 1- 3 p.m. on Oct. 2, 9 -11 a.m. on Oct. 25, and 9-11 on a.m. Oct. 29. Flu shots also are available during a scheduled clinic visit. Flu shots are for registered VA veterans only, who will need to produce a VA identification card when getting their shot. Studies have proven that both the influenza shot and the nasal-spray influenza vaccine are effective in preventing the influenza virus. For more information on the availability of flu shots or when they can be obtained, call 433-0600 or 433-7676.
Q: What documents do I need to have if I decide to seek a VA benefit?
A: Those seeking a VA benefit for the first time must submit a copy of their service discharge (DD-214, DD-215, or for World War II veterans, a WD form), which documents service dates and type of discharge, or give their full name, military service number, and branch and dates of service. Additionally, the following documents will be needed for claims processing related to a veteran's death: veteran's marriage certificate for claims of a surviving spouse or children; veteran's death certificate if the veteran did not die in a VA health care facility; children's birth certificates or adoption papers to determine children's benefits; and veteran's birth certificate to determine parents' benefits.
Contact the VA Honolulu regional office at (800) 827-1000 for additional information.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Department of Veterans Affairs at 433-0049.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Veterans Affairs at 433-0049 or visit the VA Web site at www.va.gov/hawaii
or the Star-Bulletin at 529-4747.