VA to begin COVID-19 vaccinations at 128 additional sites


VA will begin Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations this week at 128 additional sites.

On Dec. 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which is the second COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized.

“Having a second COVID-19 vaccine will enable us to reach more facilities and vaccinate more health care personnel and Veterans in additional parts of the country,” said VA Secretary Robert L. Wilkie. “We continue to implement our COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan and are grateful to be one step closer to seeing the end of this pandemic.”

Per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, VA will continue to vaccinate health care personnel, as well as community living center and spinal cord unit residents. As vaccine supplies increase, VA’s ultimate goal is to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans and employees who want to be vaccinated.

113 VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) and outpatient clinics will receive limited Moderna COVID-19 vaccine supplies this week. They include:


Central Alabama (Montgomery) VA Health Care System

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center


Alaska (Anchorage) VA Health Care System


Northern Arizona (Prescott) VA Health Care System

Southern Arizona (Tucson) VA Health Care System


Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (Fayetteville)

Central Arkansas (North Little Rock) Veterans Health Care System


Central California (Fresno) VA Health Care System

Northern California (Mather) VA Health Care System

San Francisco VA Medical Center

Long Beach VA Health Care System

Loma Linda VA Health Care System

San Diego VA Health Care System


Grand Junction VA Medical Center


Wilmington VA Medical Center


Lee County VA Health Care Center

Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic

Sergeant Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas (Tallahassee) VA Outpatient Clinic

The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic

New Port Richey VA Outpatient Clinic

William V. Chappell, Jr. (Daytona Beach) VA Outpatient Clinic

William “Bill” Kling (Sunrise) VA Outpatient Clinic

South Hillsborough (Riverview) VA Outpatient Clinic

Viera VA Outpatient Clinic


Atlanta VA Medical Center

Carl Vinson (Dublin) VA Medical Center


Pacific Islands (Honolulu) VA Health Care System


Boise VA Medical Center


Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (North Chicago)

Jesse Brown (Chicago) VA Medical Center

Iliana (Danville) VA Health Care System

Marion VA Medical Center


Indianapolis VA Medical Center

Marion VA Medical Center


Central Iowa (Des Moines) VA Health Care System

Iowa City VA Health Care System


Dwight D. Eisenhower (Leavenworth) VA Medical Center

Colmery-O’Neil (Topeka) VA Medical Center

Robert J. Dole (Wichita) VA Medical Center


Louisville VA Medical Center


Alexandria (Pineville) VA Medical Center

Overton Brooks (Shreveport) VA Medical Center


Maine (Augusta) VA Health Care System


Boston (Jamaica Plain) VA Health Care System

Northampton (Leeds) VA Medical Center


Battle Creek VA Medical Center

Detroit VA Medical Center

Saginaw VA Medical Center

Iron Mountain VA Medical Center


St. Cloud VA Medical Center


G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery (Jackson) VA Medical Center

Gulf Coast (Biloxi) VA Health Care System


Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center

Kansas City VA Medical Center


Montana (Fort Harrison) VA Health Care System


Sierra Nevada (Reno) VA Health Care System

New Hampshire

Manchester VA Medical Center

New Jersey

Lyons VA Medical Center

New York

James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center

Canandaigua VA Medical Center

Syracuse VA Medical Center

Albany VA Medical Center

Castle Point (Wappingers Falls) VA Medical Center

Northport VA Medical Center

North Carolina

Asheville VA Medical Center

South Charlotte VA Health Care Center

Fayetteville VA Medical Center

Raeford Road (Fayetteville) VA Outpatient Clinic

Greenville VA Health Care Center

Kernersville VA Health Care Center

Wilmington VA Health Care Center

North Dakota

Fargo VA Medical Center


Chillicothe VA Medical Center

Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Dayton VA Medical Center

Columbus VA Ambulatory Care Center


Eastern Oklahoma (Muskogee) VA Health Care System


Roseburg VA Health Care System

Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (White City)


Altoona VA Medical Center

Butler VA Medical Center

Coatesville VA Medical Center

Erie VA Medical Center

Lebanon VA Medical Center

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

Puerto Rico

Mayaguez VA Outpatient Clinic

Euripides Rubio (Ponce) VA Outpatient Clinic

Rhode Island

Providence VA Medical Center

South Carolina

Charleston VA Medical Center

Columbia VA Medical Center

South Dakota

Sioux Falls VA Medical Center

Black Hills (Fort Meade) VA Health Care System


Tennessee Valley (Murfreesboro) VA Health Care System

Mountain Home VA Health Care System


Amarillo (West Amarillo) VA Health Care System

West Texas (Big Spring) VA Health Care System

Central Texas (Temple) VA Health Care System

Texas Valley Coastal (Harlingen) VA Health Care System

El Paso VA Health Care System


Salt Lake City VA Health Care System


White River Junction VA Medical Center


Hampton VA Medical Center

Salem VA Medical Center


Spokane VA Medical Center

Walla Walla VA Medical Center

West Virginia

Beckley VA Medical Center

Clarksburg VA Medical Center

Huntington VA Medical Center

Martinsburg VA Medical Center


Madison VA Hospital

Tomah VA Medical Center


Cheyenne VA Medical Center

Sheridan VA Medical Center

Sites were identified based on need for the vaccine according to CDC’s 1a prioritization and after confirming they could appropriately store the vaccine at -20C. Since the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine remains stable in regular refrigeration, VA expects to distribute it to more facilities when supplies are available.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was 94% effective in preventing COVID-19 disease, based on scientific data presented at FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biologics Advisory Committee on December 17. The vaccine is administered in two doses, 28 days apart. The side effects appear similar to those of other vaccines and are short-lived.

Thirty-seven medical centers began offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to eligible health care personnel and Veterans Dec 14. Additionally, VA is scheduled to receive another allocation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week. Fifteen VA facilities plan to start administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after they receive their allocations. They are:

Palo Alto (Livermore) VA Medical Center

Palo Alto (Menlo Park) VA Medical Center

Bay Pines (FL) VA Health Care System

Miami (FL) VA Health Care System

West Palm Beach (FL) VA Health Care System

James A. Haley (Tampa, FL) Veterans Hospital

North Florida/South Georgia (Gainesville, FL) Health Care System

Lake Baldwin (Orlando, FL) VA Outpatient Clinic

Lake City (FL) VA Medical Center

Perry Point (MD) VA Medical Center

St. Louis (Jefferson Barracks, MO) VA Health Care System

New York Harbor (Brooklyn Campus) Health Care System

Salisbury (NC) VA Medical Center

Kerrville (TX) VA Hospital

American Lake (Tacoma, WA) VA Medical Center

As vaccines become available, VA care teams will reach out to eligible Veterans to schedule vaccinations. There is no need to preregister or come to a facility to sign up.

Veterans can get up-to-date information and sign up to receive regular updates on VA’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage.


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  1. Duane D Marth    

    When will I be able to receive the Covid 19 vaccine in Florida. I am a Viet Nam Vet and am 74+ years old. I register with the VA and have not been informed when this vaccine will be available to me. Thank you

  2. Richard Larson    

    I’m 75, live in VA, where can I get the covid 19 vaccine?

  3. Cynthia Diane Bendt    

    18 Jan 2021
    Hello!! I am a 70 year old female Vietnam Era Veteran and live in Arlington, V.A. I would like to receive the double dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Is this being provided at the D.C. Veterans Hospital or nearby clinic? Maybe my question is answered in the above statements. Just in case it’s not, can you, please, advise as to the location of the nearest site? Thanks!!

  4. Dale Madrishin    

    Just saying, no shot by VA till I am 85m or older but Publix and gated neighborhoods can get it of you are 65 or older. I am 69 yr old with COPD, Diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart issues. I asked the va why this is so and was told they work for the fed govt and not and not the public.

  5. Richeard sutherland    

    I know the list is available, have called into the site I would use but very slim on info

  6. Lester Grossman    

    I am an 91 year old Korea veteran with Diabetes and high blood pressure. I live with my 89 1/2 year old female friend and have been with her for 15 years.. She has health problems too. We would like to know if she can be vaccinated too with me. We would like to go to a VA Clinic near us at Delray Beach. Fl. which is the VA facility I use for my every day needs.
    Please respond. Thank you.

  7. Veterans Health Administration    

    Alfred, visit to view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations.

  8. Theodore James Shulsen    

    How will the VA member be notified?

  9. Dr. Colonel Solis    

    It is hard to imagine why D. C. did not receive the vaccine…then again, maybe it is not so hard.

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      You can view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations here:

    2. Gary Michaud    

      This is really unreal…a state as large as MAINE with the great distances from thebVetsvto ONE location….this is a hardship which seems unnecessary

  10. george shebib    

    how about the the big Palo alto VA ? when will vacines arrive there?

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      For a full listing of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations, see here:


    Do they know how it will interact with other drugs?

  12. Michael Davis    

    How are traveling vets being notified and how do they receive the vaccine? Will I have to travel to home state?

  13. Richard Morrison    

    I am a type 2 diabetic, had 5 heart attacks and a quad bypass, Chronic Bronchitis, Afib and am overweight. I can wait my turn. Care givers, and high risk first. I have learned what is necessary and practice it. Everyone else should! WAIT YOUR TURN!

    1. Richard Winstead    

      I understand your thinking and do agree with what you are saying. However, if the VA has the vaccine it is only good for so long. So instead of letting that vaccine go to waste and delaying the shot even longer for you and others, go ahead and get it if they will see you.

  14. Richard Morrison    

    I will be waiting. The most serious first, then the rest of us.

  15. Jerry Dale Moyer    

    I’m ready. Who do I see?

  16. James Nash    

    Today is12-24-2020 just got this email how do we go about getting shot if they still have any.So I was in June of 1972-1976 do they just look up my service records.Thanks

  17. Anthony Scimone    

    What about the 250,000 veterans residing in or visiting the Philippines? Will we be getting the vaccine here?

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      You can view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations here:

  18. Steven Andrew Vogelfanger    

    I am 77 with type II diabetes, COPD, and am obese. Please put me on the list for vaccine asap.

  19. Steven Fowler    

    I would like to be put on the list at Dorn VA Medical center in Columbia, SC. I am 74 yrs old.

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      Hi Steve, view the full listing of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations here: We also recommend you sign up to stay informed about VHA’s COVID plans here or talk to your provider:

  20. Walter J.Zaremba    

    I’m 89 years old and have Congestive Heart failure and 3rd stage Kidney Disease,and Others

  21. Walter J.Zaremba    

    I’m 89 and I have Congestive Heart Failure and 3rd Stage Kidney Disease, and more.

    1. Bobby Ray Mulsow    

      I took the first Shingrix shingles vaccine Nov 15,2020 &am scheduled for 2nd on Jan 20,2021-will that interfere with the covid vaccine when I am scheduled in the future or is there a time period between or does anyone know the answer for sure

  22. Edward Gary Roe    

    When do you know its your turn? Should I call my center or will get a call?

  23. Oscar Acevedo    

    How do I get an appointment? How do I register?

  24. Cruz F Bustillos    

    Didn’t see New Mexico on the list. Is that an error? Thank you

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      Cruz, you can view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations here:

  25. Michael E Landon    

    I’m 82 years old and have several autoimmune diseases including Sjogren’s. I use the Dallas, TX, and Denton, TX, VA hospital and clinic but have heard nothing about COVID-19 Vaccinations from them?

  26. Jack H. Brown    

    When is Palo Alto VA going to start giving COVID shot to veterans over 75?

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      Jack, you should be able to view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations here: You can also sign up to stay informed about VHA’s COVID plans or talk to your provider:

  27. Thomas A Welts    

    Both me and my wife are Veterans. She is 74 and I am 69. She hasn’t used her veterans card in some time – I have. I work as an Essential Employee in Federal Service. So when would we, if ever, get the access to the vaccine?

  28. Martin Richards    

    is there something wrong with the state of CT. we have a VA Hospital

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      Martin, you can view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations here:

  29. Mrs: Sheila Broyles    

    As retired Air Force personal living in Suffolk, England, will we also get the vaccination in the near future or not?

  30. John Rhodes    

    Hopefully there will be instructions/information addressing vaccination priority groups, locations, times, sign up info, etc., forthcoming from each of the VA sites listed above to our veterans that they serve.

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      Hi John, full listing of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations can be found here:

  31. Arthur Belefant    

    How do I register for the Covid vaccine. I am 93 and would get vaccinated at the Viera, Florida clinic.

  32. robert calcut    

    Have been going to James Lovell VA ctr in N. chicago il for11 yrs. I have never had a problem with meds or appts Best staff all round. Respectfull and professional at all times. Thank You James Lovell VA>.

  33. Arthur Belefant    

    How do I register for the Covid vaccine? I am 93 years old, live in Brevard county, Florida and would get the vaccine at the Viera clinic.

  34. Joe Tiscia    

    VA Memphis is pretty old and needs their Hospital Wards updated; but the Doctors and Staff try to cope with what they have. I have had great care from the clinics. (Drs Waters, Farst and any that I have gone to. God Bless America and those that have suffered from these wars and injuries.
    Semper Fi,


    I noticed New Mexico is not on the list?

  36. John E. Farnie    

    I am high risk due to age, BP, and asthma. Please sign me up for the vaccine.

  37. Peter D Tannen    

    Why is New Mexico left out of the initial vaccinations? There are many veterans here and a major VA Hospital.

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      You can view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations here:

  38. Randy    

    I’m interested in why Nebraska is left out also? The nearest place from the large population centers Omaha and Lincoln would be a six hour round trip to Des Moines.

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      Randy, the full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations can be found here:

  39. R. Terrin    

    I am a 100% disabled vet. I would like to see the staff and healthcare workers at the VA receive the vaccine first. They are the ones that take care of all of us.


    I would like to know the phone for my CARE TEAM number that handles immunization in Tucson, Az.,

  41. Keih voy    

    how do i sign up for shot at lee county fl.

  42. Richard P Moore    

    So when are those of us in San Antonio going to be able to get the vaccine?

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      You can view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations here:

  43. SCOTT B. SEWARD    


    1. I have applied for Agent Orange Benefits, as I have a 100% blockage of the right coronary artery, Type 2 Diabetes and suffered a crippling Stroke on May 25, 2017. How is the Agent Orange Application progressing??

    2. When will I be able to receive the covid19 vaccine – either at the Orange County or Long Beach facility?? Is my 80 year old wife also able to get vaccinated there??

    Thanks for all the help that the VA has given me.

    Cheers and Merry Christmas!

    Scotty Seward, USAFA 1963
    CAM RAHN BAY AFB, VIETNAM 1965 – 1966
    Distinguished Flying Cross – Air Medal with 11 Oak Leaf Clusters – Vietnam Service Medal

  44. John R Kidwell, Jr    

    I am 73 with heart disease (quad by-pass and valve replacement) and live in the Phoenix valley. I would appreciate being notified as soon as the vaccine is available to me. Thank you.

  45. Marianne Granoff    

    Why aren’t Connecticut, Maryland, Nebraska, and New Mexico Veterans going to get the vaccine?

    New Mexico is the fifth largest state geographically. There are many minority (Native American and Hispanic) Veterans in New Mexico. There are 15 VA clinics throughout the state that serve Veterans, as well as the VA hospital in Albuquerque,.

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      Hi Marianne, visit to view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations.

  46. David Fawcett    

    Can I get a vaccination at any VA listed? I am away from my home VA.

  47. Tracy Chandler    

    why is the shot not being given at the las vegas VA hospital?

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      Tracy, visit to view a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations.

  48. William Bowser    

    I am 82. When can I go to a VA facility and get a vaccine shot?

  49. Alfred Martin    

    when does the PaloAlto health care system get there Covid 19 vaccine? Livermore division

  50. John C Henry    

    Let me know when I can get the shot and where I can get it . I have COPD , emphazima and a heart condition and high blood pressure and PTSD and would like to get the COVID vaccine ASAP !!

  51. ronny l Foster    

    How do I get on the list to get a shot in my area Stuart Florida or West palm beach?

  52. timothy fricke    

    How does one find out more information concerning the Lee Co, Florida facility and its projected availability??
    Tim F

  53. Michael Manoog Kaprielian    

    I am writing to express deepest appreciation to the Providence VA Medical Center in Rhode Island for the care provided to me in November when I was stricken by the Covid pandemic. I entered early December, tested positive and was immediately assessed critically dehydrated, depleted of two critical enzymes, and admitted. The staff throughout, from the initial ‘bubble,’ ER and days in the Covid isolation ward was kind and caring. This Agent Orange exposed combat vet, not knowing he would see through his 71st year, was made safe and comforted. Knowing I had several pre-conditions, any of which would not provide hope for survival, I was blessed and with the care provided by the VA, I was saved.

    All my thoughts and wishes are for the VA care providers whose attention was unwavering and undiminished by intense stress, physically and spiritually, that this pandemic has brought upon them in the execution of care they have endured for those overwhelmed before my arrival. I am so proud and thankful to all associated with the VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) and outpatient clinics. You are a blessing and in my eyes and heart will remain as loved as much as the band of brothers 50 years ago into which our lives where mutually entrusted. For it is in moments of eminent harm, no matter the time or place, we are physically distanced in combat or covid, you as my comrades, became and will remain family. Your strength and resolve is to be honored, love and embraced by the nation you are fighting to save. Keep the faith and stay in good care. As you have seen much and will continue to have to hang tough through the end of this historic battle, please know that you remain in thought and prayer. May any sacrifices of these times seek that path to spiritually strengthen and renew you we pass through these seasons of thanks and wonder.

  54. Pete Ostergard    

    I’m 76 and have 100% service related disability. I live in New Braunfels, TX. When might we have availability?

  55. Gerald J Schleining SR    


  56. Russell Clark    

    I am a veteran and am battling cancer, I am 80 years old. I also need my wife vaccinated because she
    is my caretaker. I will get to temple texas if I can get vaccination

  57. Michael Henry    

    So, no vaccinations near me, or more than two hours away, one way, for this this 67 year-old frontline healthcare worker with duties inside Covid quarantine areas working on patient equipment and inside of convalescent homes and California State facilities.

    When my local VA healthcare Center is fifteen minutes away.

    Kinda feel dropped through the cracks here.

    By all means shoot up the docs and the window washers at the big facilities, but, “you old guys, we’ll get to ya when we get to ya.”

    The VA has has MONTHS to prepare for this occasion, and after hospitals everywhere are on the news giving shots to people, the VA comes out with “news”.


  58. Gary Michaud    

    One distribution point for the ENTIREstate….that I’d a 5 hour round trip,UN reimbursed …come on please..that’s too far

  59. David Kievman    

    Why is Albuquerque, NM not listed?

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      David, a full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations can be found here:

  60. Richard Braun    

    High risk, 72 yrs old, open heart 2 valves, rap around aneurysn, COPD, Lee County VA

  61. Christine Dickman    

    Does that mean that Poplar Bluff VA is going to distribute to VA Outpatient Clinic in Cape Girardeau, MO? If not, it will be almost a two hour drive from Cape Girardeau to Poplar Bluff!

    1. larry bell    

      I called the main hospital in PA yesterday giving the vaccines and they said they knew nothing about the shots. After calling a dozen different numbers and half the people lying to me…. one said the shots are for people in the hospital and medical staff only. If you are one of those categories where you have failing organs or high risk; you are not included. Most likely will not be included either…. by the nature of how it’s set up. Your GP doctor would have to input you and many of the smaller clinics across america will not have that ability to add you to rosters. They will however vaccinate political types and senior members of the military like ex senior officers and minorities and drug addicts before they get to the people who are most deserving; because that is the nature of the beast. Just saying. The military and retiring from such was the worst decision in my life… I see that this country is basically evil; no matter how much the media and the govt will spin it otherwise. End of rant.

  62. Kathe Wecker    

    Why is Nebraska being left out of vaccinations? We have a major VA hospital and Veterans Home here and several clinics throughout the state.

    1. Veterans Health Administration    

      A full list of the initial VA locations providing COVID vaccinations can be found here:

  63. Charles McCord    

    Thank you for all you do.
    My doctor is
    Doctor Pollyea (purple team) and he’d the best!

  64. Charles McCord    

    I would like to be on the short list for Covid vaccination in Columbus, Ohio
    Charles McCord

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  65. Terrence Totzke    

    I*m 74 with high glucose, hypertension, and obese…would like to start the vaccine asap.

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