COVID-19 Vaccines - Washington DC VA Medical Center
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COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

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

VA is now offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to Veterans, spouses and caregivers who have already received a full series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months ago. Not all VA facilities are offering Pfizer booster shots. Learn more about COVID-19 booster shots in VA.

You can also receive your Pfizer booster outside of VA. You can locate a vaccine site at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. Make sure to take your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card when you go!

We continue to encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccines

On April 1, 2021, Congress passed a new law, SAVE LIVES Act, which allows VA medical centers to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for more Veterans and spouses and caregivers of Veterans. Appointments will be scheduled based upon available COVID-19 vaccine supply. Please check back often for updates. We appreciate your patience as we prepare to offer more vaccines. If you'd like to get regular updates about COVID-19 vaccines at VA, sign up to stay informed.

The Washington DC VA Medical Center is currently administering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only to Veterans and those cited as part of the SAVE LIVES Act. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment with the DC VA Medical Center, call 202-745-4342 during business hours.

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.

If you're not currently receiving health care through VA, find out if you're eligible for VA health care and how to apply.

What to Expect When Visiting the Medical Center During the Pandemic

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times within the VA medical center or community clinic;
  • Physical distancing is enforced; please plan to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment and plan to come alone unless you need the assistance of a caregiver;
  • All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 before entering; and
  • COVID-19 testing may be required before certain medical procedures regardless of your vaccination status.

Contact Info

Location

  • Washington DC VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 202-745-4342

Hours of Operation

  • Clinic A, Walk-In
    Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m