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Veterans Can Book Vaccine Appointment Through VA

DC VA Medical Center Vaccination and Testing is now available to veterans who already receive care at the VA, and to those DC veterans 65 years old or more. Your facility may already have contacted you, but you can contact the VA for more information.

The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center has a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine. They are currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations, by appointment only to Veterans who are:

• residing in the VA Community Living Center;
• age 65 or older;
• homeless or residing in group housing settings, such as Access Housing, US Veterans Initiative, Chesapeake Health Education Program, Safe Haven, Veterans on the Rise or VISTA, and have no other access to the vaccine;
• currently on hemodialysis, on the transplant list or have had an organ transplant;
• have cancer and are receiving IV chemotherapy at the medical center;
• and essential frontline workers.

If you are a DC veteran aged 65 and have not yet been contacted by the DC VA Medical center, book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by calling 202-745-4342.

All DC veterans can book a COVID-19 test appointment by calling:  202-745-8000  (Option #3)

Some designated family caregivers may also be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Vaccinating caregivers helps us support and protect Veterans. For a caregiver to be eligible for a vaccine, both of these must be true:

  • The caregiver must be enrolled in the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), and
  • The Veteran they care for must be currently eligible for a vaccine based on VA and CDC risk criteria.

If you’re an eligible caregiver, the VA should tell you if you can get a vaccine when they invite the Veteran to get one.

For ongoing updates on the VA COVID-19 vaccine plan, sign up for email updates.


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