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 three COVID-19 vaccines. VA is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance to pause in providing the Janssen vaccine at this time. This pause is due to a concern about possible rare side effects. Your safety is our top priority. For more information, go to the CDC website. Read the CDC and FDA statement on the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a vaccine appointment scheduled, your VA health facility will work with you to determine what to do next.

Congress has passed a new law that allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to more people. VA is now able to offer vaccine to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA when their local VA facilities have enough 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

The best way to stay informed is to sign up to tell us you'd like to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Your local VA facility will then contact you when they have a vaccine for you.

For your continued health and safety during this pandemic, please don't come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment unless you are coming to a specific scheduled event such as a walk-in clinic or drive-through clinic that does not require an appointment.

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.

With the greater and more consistent availability of Vaccine, we are now opening the clinic up to enrolled Veterans of all ages, spouses and caregivers.  To schedule an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine you can call 802-296-5151. Keep in mind the lines will be busy and there may be a wait, please be patient while we assist Veterans in scheduling appointments. 

*If the Veteran is not enrolled in VA Healthcare, contact our enrollment office beforehand to begin their application, they can call 802-295-9363 extension 5118.

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. 

If you are a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee and are interested in receiving your vaccine, please reach out to your local DHS leadership who will provide White River Junction VA with the information needed.

New to VA Healthcare System or a DHS employee, a Veteran spouse or caregiver? Please review the documents below, print and sign the notification of receipt of the Privacy Policies and bring this to your appointment.

UPCOMING VACCINATION CLINICS

Complete details for available upcoming clinics are outlined below. Everyone must schedule an appointment by calling 802-296-5151.

White River Junction VA Medical Center’s Blue Clinic- Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

What: VA COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Clinic

Who: Veterans, spouses, caregivers and pre-registered US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees

When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 pm.

  • Two doses needed 28 days apart

Where: White River Junction VA Medical Center

          GPS address:  163 Veterans Drive, White River Junction, Vt

Friday, April 16, 2021- First Dose Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

What: VA COVID-19 Moderna First Dose Vaccination Clinic

Who: Veterans and pre-registered US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees, all ages

Date: Friday, April 16th

  • Second dose MUST be May 14th at the same location- to be scheduled when scheduling your first appointment.

Where: Westminster Armory

23 Armory Lane, Westminster, VT 05158

(Off of Exit 5 on I-91)

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Veterans, spouses and caregivers: If you would like to enroll please call the Eligibility staff at 802-295-9363 ext. 5118 to begin your enrollment application or you can also email our enrollment office at VHAWRJVeteranEligibility@va.gov.

Veterans who typically do not receive care at VA still qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please reach out to the Eligibility office.

DHS employees must register with their DHS leadership prior to scheduling an appointment.



Important Websites:

    1. VA COVID summary page: https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/Healthcare/COVID19NationalSummary 
    2. CDC FAQS: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html  
    3. VA FAQS: https://www.va.gov

Contact Info

Location

  • White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont

Contact Number(s)

  • 802-296-5151

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available