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Influenza threatens the health of millions of people each year. With flu season right around the corner, it's never too early to get vaccinated.

The V.A. Clinics in Texarkana and Shreveport are offering flu shots for veterans throughout the fall. At the outpatient clinic in Texarkana, vaccinations are given each Wednesday from 1-3PM with no appointment necessary. The flu shots will be available through December 16.

In Shreveport, the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center is offering flu shots to enrolled Veterans this Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, as part of a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, from 8AM-noon.

Veterans headed to Shreveport may arrive at the main hospital entrance and receive the flu vaccine without ever leaving their vehicle. There is no charge for the flu shot and veterans are reminded to bring their VA identification card.

Future Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics will be held Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, from 8AM-noon at the medical center in Shreveport at 510 E. Stoner Ave.