COVID-19 Vaccines - Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center
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Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

VA is providing the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.

We are working to vaccinate as many eligible individuals as quickly as possible.

Easier access to vaccines and more people eligible

VA is adding walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at all VA facilities and outpatient clinics that offer COVID-19 vaccines. Please check hours for vaccination clinics.

Congress has passed a law which allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Veterans
  • Spouse of a Veteran
  • Caregivers of a Veteran
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits

If you don't receive care at VA, we encourage you to pre-register online at least one hour before you go, to save time when you arrive. While at VA you will need to wear a face mask, and physical distancing measures will be in place. For more about vaccinations at VA, visit: www.va.gov/covidvaccine.

Note: Your employer, pharmacy, or local public health officials may offer you a COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to take the first opportunity you have to get a vaccine at the most convenient location for you.

COVID-19 Vaccinations at OGJVAMC

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine available for all enrolled Veterans regardless of age and for those Veterans, spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA beneficiaries now eligible under the SAVE LIVES Act (SLA) mentioned above.  COVID-19 walk-in vaccines will be provided upon request in the outpatient primary care area. Please ask your primary care provider or any of the clerks about the vaccine at the main outpatient check-in desk.

Enrolled Veterans who received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at a non-VA vaccination clinic 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.

Not sure about getting the vaccine?  Want more information?

We encourage everyone get vaccinated; however, we understand that some may be hesitant about the getting the COVID-19 vaccine and/or want more information.  Check out the following links for the facts on the myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines as well as the COVID-19 vaccine development/Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and the mRNA vaccines: 

Debunking Vaccine Myths - General

Women Veterans Health - Debunking Vaccine Myths

Fact Sheet - Vaccine Development and EUA Process
           
Fact Sheet - mRNA Vaccines

 Empowering Veterans with Online Tools

 

Veteran Request

Tool

Update contact information*

https://www.va.gov/change-address/

Schedule or view appointments online

https://www.va.gov/health-care/schedule-view-va-appointments/

Get email updates on COVID-19 vaccines

https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed

Express interest in getting the vaccine

https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed

Read questions frequently asked about the COVID-19 vaccines

https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/

Enroll in VA Health Care

https://www.va.gov/health-care/apply/application/introduction

Volunteer for VA’s COVID-19 research

https://www.va.gov/coronavirus-research








Contact Info

Location

  • Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 906-774-3300

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available