Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center
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:
- 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 and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines 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 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.
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.
For those now eligible under SLA who want to receive the COVI-19 vaccine, please sign up at www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed. If you do not have online access, please call OGJVAMC's call center at (906) 774-3300, ext. 33115 (8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday).
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
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