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Protect yourself and your fellow Montanans - don't forget your flu shot!

Why should I get my flu shot?
Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to prevent infection with influenza, a virus that can cause many of the same symptoms as COVID-19. COVID-19 cases may surge in the fall and winter, and would put a serious strain on Montana health care workers, community health centers, and hospitals. To preserve critical health care resources, keep yourself healthy, and help prevent the spread of the flu, make sure you get your flu shot.

What are common symptoms of the flu?
According for the Centers for Disease Control, common flu symptoms include:

  • Fever* or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Some folks may experience vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*Note: Not everyone with the flu will experience a fever.


Where can I get a flu shot?
For more information on where to get a flu shot, contact your local county or Tribal health department, your health care provider, or use VaccineFinder to find providers near you. Many insurance companies will cover a flu shot at local pharmacies-be sure to check with your insurance company for more information.

Find your local health department here:

Beaverhead
Big Horn
Blaine
Broadwater
Carbon
Carter
Cascade
Chouteau
Custer
Daniels
Dawson
Deer Lodge
Fallon
Fergus
Flathead
Gallatin
Garfield
Glacier
Golden Valley
Granite
Hill
Jefferson
Judith Basin
Lake
Lewis & Clark
Liberty
Lincoln
Madison
McCone
Meagher
Mineral
Missoula
Musselshell
Park
Petroleum
Pondera
Powder River
Powell
Prairie
Ravalli
Richland
Roosevelt
Rosebud
Sanders
Sheridan
Silver Bow
Stillwater
Sweet Grass
Teton
Toole
Treasure
Valley
Wheatland
Wibaux
Yellowstone

Find your Tribal health department here:

Blackfeet
Crow
Flathead/CSKT
Fort Belknap
Fort Peck
Little Shell
Northern Cheyenne
Rocky Boy's

I'm a veteran—where should I go to get my flu shot?
Eligible veterans can receive flu shots at no cost from their local VA Medical Center, Community Based Outpatient Clinic, VA-Walgreens Partnership Pharmacy, community in-network pharmacy, or in-network Urgent Care locations.

The Montana VA Health Care system has announced its flu clinic schedule at fourteen sites across Montana. Walk-in flu shots are available for veterans in Anaconda, Bozeman, Billings, Cut Bank, Fort Harrison, Glasgow, Glendive, Great Falls, Havre, Hamilton, Kalispell, Lewistown, Miles City, and Missoula.

  • To find your local VA Medical Center, call 1-844-MyVA311 (844-698-2311) or click here.
  • To locate a Walgreens near you, call 1-800-WALGREENs (800-925-4733) or click here. To receive your flu shot at no cost, a veteran must:
    • Show your VA Health Identification Card
    • Show an additional form of ID

Veterans with scheduled appointments within the Montana VA Health Care System will be offered flu shots at the time of their appointment.

 

 

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Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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