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

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines. VA will have a limited amount of vaccines to start. We've worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time.

Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.

Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA's Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs

The Oscar G. Johnson VAMC (OGJVAMC) is currently receiving a limited supply of Moderna COVID-19 doses each week. Veterans who are 65-years-old or older, or are in one or more of the following categories: homeless; a spinal cord injury, transplant, dialysis, or oncology patient, or have other high-risk comorbidities, will be called and scheduled as more of the vaccine is delivered. We are setting up appointments by area, age, known risk factors, and the availability of the vaccine. There is no need to call in to schedule at this time.

Our facility will distribute the vaccine to more than 18,000 Veterans in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. We are presently receiving an average of 400 vaccines per week, and those doses are administered within days, sometimes within hours of receipt. Therefore, the numbers of vaccines received directly impact the number of Veterans we are able to schedule.

The Moderna vaccine is a two-dose regimen given approximately 28 days apart. All recipients will be scheduled for their second dose during the appointment for their initial dose. It is imperative that if a Veteran receives the first dose of the vaccine here, they return to the same facility for their second dose.

Veterans may go to our Covid-19 information page where they can access the most updated information for Iron Mountain VA’s vaccination plan. To access this page, go to  the Iron Mountain VA’s homepage (www.ironmountain.va.gov) and the link is located under Health Care Services in the menu on the left.

 

Empower Veterans with Online Tools

 

Veteran Request

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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








To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.

Contact Info

Location

  • Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 906-774-3300

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available