OGJVAMC has COVID-19 Vaccines Available - Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center
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Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

OGJVAMC has COVID-19 Vaccines Available

Two Iron Mountain VA staff drawing up syringes for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Two Iron Mountain VA staff drawing up syringes for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Photo by John Jamison, Public Affairs Officer.

By Brad Nelson, Chief, Public Affairs & Veteran Engagement
Monday, March 15, 2021
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines available for all enrolled Veterans regardless of age.  COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being scheduled regularly at the main VA facility in Iron Mountain and at its seven community-based VA outpatient clinics in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and Hancock, Ironwood, Manistique, Marquette, Menominee, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

“COVID-19 vaccines were authorized under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, which includes the same steps taken in full-term clinical trials, including testing the vaccine on thousands of human participants, only with a consolidated timeline,” said Dr. Mark Kadowaki, Chief of Staff at the Iron Mountain VA.

“Multiple federal agencies have worked together to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective,” he added.

Veterans enrolled in VA health care who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment by calling the VA medical center at 906-774-3300, extension 33115 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

photo of COVID-19 vaccine syringe closeup.

Photo by John Jamison, Public Affairs Officer

Veterans who received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere should bring their COVID shot card to their next VA appointment so that it can be noted in their medical record.  They can also send a photo of it through VA’s MyHealtheVet secure messaging or contact their primary care team and schedule a video appointment.

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) is also scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Michigan Veterans not enrolled in VA health care and their spouses and caregivers as well as for spouses of Veterans enrolled in VA health care.  The clinic will be held on Monday, March 22 at the Northern Center on the Northern Michigan University campus.  Those desiring the vaccine during the MVAA COVID-19 clinic should call 1-800 MICHVET (1-800-642-4838), then press 6.

As of March 15, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and its seven community-based clinics has administered over 11,000 doses.

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