Veterans can get flu shot, hear about benefits Oct. 13

Edward Hines Jr. VAMC outreach team coming to Channahon village hall

Eligible veterans will be able to receive flu shots and benefits information on Oct. 13 at Channahon village hall.

The Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Medical Center outreach team coordinator, along with a veterans affairs nurse and a veterans service officer from the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 24555 S Navajo Drive in Channahon, according to a news release from the commission.

The nurse will also offer information about other vaccines, the release said.

Those eligible for VA health benefits include those who “served in the active military, naval, or air service and didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge,” the release said.

Veterans should bring a copy of their DD214 and a photo ID.

All veterans are welcome. Registration is not required.

For more information, call Patrick Grimes at 708-904-1473.

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Denise M. Baran-Unland

Denise M. Baran-Unland is the features editor for The Herald-News in Joliet. She covers a variety of human interest stories. She also writes the long-time weekly tribute feature “An Extraordinary Life about local people who have died. She studied journalism at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, now the University of St. Francis.