COVID-19 Vaccines - Alexandria VA Health Care System
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Alexandria VA Health Care System

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

VA is providing the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility.

VA is resuming offering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older. This is in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, following a 10-day pause recommended by the CDC and FDA after a very small number of people who received the vaccine experienced rare but serious blood clots. After careful review and evaluation, the FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe for use and effective in preventing COVID-19. The available data show that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks and the chance of blood clots occurring following its administration is very low.

Anyone who is offered the J&J vaccine from VA will receive information about the potential risks and benefits of the vaccine, including the rare risk of blood clots and will be made aware of alternative vaccine options. The primary goal of COVID-19 vaccination is to protect those we serve from COVID-19, and VA's priority remains the safety of all those receiving vaccine from VA, including Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, employees and federal partners. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA, visit www.va.gov/covidvaccine/.

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.

The Alexandria VA Health Care System is offering the COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine.  We have a limited amount of vaccine and are striving to ensure that we offering the vaccine as quickly as possible to the Veterans that we serve.  If you are eligible to get vaccinated, your VA health care team will contact you based on your patient group.  You may also have your interest documented by contacting your primary care or mental health care team or by contacting our Call Center at 318.483.5083.  Your name will be placed on a list to be used as your patient group becomes eligible.

Alexandria VA Health Care System COVID-19 Vaccine Update

vaccination criteria

Vaccinations are being offered by appointment only at the Alexandria VA Medical Center.  The Alexandria VAMC Vaccine Clinic is held based on availability of vaccine in Building 2, 2nd Floor.  

Vaccinations are being offered at other facilities of the Alexandria VA Health Care System as vaccine is available - Fort Polk, Jennings, Lafayette Campus A, Lafayette Campus B, Douglas Fournet VA Clinic in Lake Charles and Natchitoches.  Please contact your primary care or mental health team or our Call Center at 318.483.5083 to express your interest.

Please check this page periodically for updates.

Contact Info

Location

  • Alexandria VA Medical Center
    2495 Shreveport Highway, Pineville, Louisiana
    Building 2, Second Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-375-8387

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available