Drive-thru flu shots for veterans

Posted at 5:28 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 19:28:33-04

If you're a veteran, all it takes is a few seconds to prevent yourself from catching the flu. All you have to do is drive up, roll down your window, stick out your arm, and you're a step closer to staying healthy this flu season. 

 Veterans can get their flu vaccines at the drive-thru clinic happening at the VA medical center in Boise, avoiding both the parking struggles and catching the illness. Administrators bring paperwork right to your car window and then administer the shot. You don't have to roll up in a car, bicycles and wheelchairs work too. 

"I didn't know whether I could do it or not, I don't know if you had other bicyclists go through, but I figured it'd be quicker than the main entrance," said veteran Gordon Tresness. 
"Yeah just to be able to drive up and get a flu shot it's great," said veteran Larry Steele. 


Every year the flu kills between 12,000 and 49,000 people according to the CDC.