COVID-19 Vaccines - Salem VA Medical Center
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Salem VA Medical Center


COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three 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 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.

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

Contact Info


  • Salem VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 888-982-2463

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available