COVID-19 Vaccines - White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont
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White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont

 

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

During the initial period of limited vaccine supply, the White River Junction VA Medical Center is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans who are at the greatest risk for infection and severe illness based on the CDC’s guidelines. VA’s goal is to offer the vaccine to all Veterans (and healthcare workers) who choose to be vaccinate. It is important to understand that many Veterans will not be able to get the vaccine during this initial rollout. To reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, Veterans should not come into a VA facility looking to receive a vaccine, nor to schedule a vaccine appointment. Care teams will contact Veterans when a vaccine is available, based on their personal risk factors and vaccine availability. However, Veterans can sign up to receive updated information at this site: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed. Our VA facility will be alerted to your interest as well.

 

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Even after vaccination, Veterans and employees should continue to:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Watch your distance (stay 6 feet apart)
  • Wash hands frequently

 

Please continue to follow federal, state and local safety guidelines.

VA is eager to begin administering the vaccine and asks all Veterans and VA health care personnel for their patience during this initial rollout. 


White River Junction VA Healthcare System COVID-19 Vaccine weekly update

 Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Update- Week of January 18, 2021 
 Number of vaccine 1st doses available  580
 Number of Veterans scheduled to receive vaccine 1st dose  550
 Number of staff to receive 1st dose vaccine  30

*numbers will be updated at the beginning of each week

Currently providing vaccinations to 75 or older and 65 or older with co-morbidities.

 

Important Websites:

    1. CDC FAQS: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html  
    2. VA FAQS: https://www.va.gov

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

Contact Info

Location

  • White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont

Contact Number(s)

  • 866-687-8387

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available