COVID-19 Vaccines - Salem VA Medical Center
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Salem 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.

The Salem VA Health Care System is currently vaccinating Veterans in the Category 1c which includes Veterans 65 year of age or older, residents of long-term care facilities, health care personnel, homeless Veterans, hemodialysis Veterans, Solid Organ Transplant Veterans, Veterans receiving chemotherapy, and frontline essential workers.

Veterans who have expressed interest in the vaccine are being contacted by phone, letter and, if enrolled, via VeText and assigned appointments to receive their first dose of the Moderna COVID19 vaccine. Second dose appointments are provided after administration of the first dose. It is important that Veterans receive their second dose at the same facility where they received the first dose.

Vaccine distribution will begin in limited quantity to Community Based Outpatient Clinics this week.
Staunton - Vaccine by appointment only - Tuesday Feb. 23
Danville - Vaccine by appointment only - Wednesday Feb. 24
Lynchburg - Vaccine by appointment only - Thursday Feb. 25
Wytheville - Vaccine by appointment only - Friday - Feb. 26
Tazewell - Vaccine by appointment only every other Friday beginning Feb. 26

Veterans who wish to register their interest in receiving the vaccine are encouraged to use the MyHealtheVet website to send a secure message to their health care provider. (Veterans must be enrolled in the free, premium version of MyHealtheVet  to access secure messaging.)  Veterans may also opt to use the call center phone line at 540-982-2463 Ext. 5057/5058 or 5059, Option #2.

Contact Info

Location

  • Salem VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 888-982-2463

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available