Update: SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to soon provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers



VA has begun work to implement the expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, spouses and CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act. We still have a limited amount of vaccines. We’re working to determine how quickly we can begin to offer vaccines to these other groups.  In accordance with the law, we must prioritize vaccinations and health care delivery for Veterans enrolled in VA care.

In the meantime, Veterans, caregivers, spouses, and CHAMPVA beneficiaries newly eligible under the law can go to https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/ to indicate your interest in receiving a vaccine from VA. Signing up will also give you regular updates about VA’s vaccine rollout process.   

Due to ongoing pandemic health and safety concerns , please do NOT visit VA facilities for a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.

You may also be able to sign up to get vaccinated through your employer, pharmacy or local public health office. Our goal is for you to be protected from COVID-19, and we encourage you to take the first opportunity you have to get a vaccine at the most convenient location for you.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we prepare to offer more vaccines.  You can read VA’s national announcement about the SAVE LIVES Act here.

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Veterans Health Administration