COVID-19 Vaccines - Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
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Southern Arizona 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. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.

We are working to vaccinate as many eligible individuals as quickly as possible.

Easier access to vaccines and more people eligible

VA is adding walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at all VA facilities and outpatient clinics that offer COVID-19 vaccines. Please check hours for vaccination clinics.

Congress has passed a law which allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 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

If you don't receive care at VA, we encourage you to pre-register online at least one hour before you go, to save time when you arrive. While at VA you will need to wear a face mask, and physical distancing measures will be in place. For more about vaccinations at VA, visit: www.va.gov/covidvaccine.

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.

President Joe Biden signed the SAVE LIVES Act into law on March 24, 2021, expanding VA’s legal authority to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, regardless of their VA health care enrollment status, as well as Veteran spouses, caregivers and some beneficiaries. 

As part of VA’s efforts to vaccinate every eligible Veteran who wants to be vaccinated, the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all Veterans registered in VA health care who wish to receive the vaccine.

  • Registered Veterans in VA Health Care should call (520) 629-4729 to schedule their vaccine appointment.
  • Non-registered Veterans, spouses of Veterans, or approved caregivers are encouraged to sign up at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/sign-up/introduction to let us know their interest in receiving the vaccine. We will contact those who have signed up for a vaccination appointment

    The walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Tucson Main campus is located in Building 80, Saguaro Clinic 

Veterans who are not enrolled can learn about eligibility, and those who qualify, may apply for enrollment

COVID Resources and Links-

When You've Been Fully Vaccinated 

Information on Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Pause

FDA information on COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines#basics

VA public health information on COVID-19 vaccines


VA YouTube video on the 3Ws: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1iuCSKUUsU

Veterans' Health Library-COVID-19 vaccine health sheet: https://www.veteranshealthlibrary.va.gov/Search/142,41602_VA

Veterans Health Library-mRNA vaccine video: https://www.veteranshealthlibrary.va.gov/Resources/VideoLibrary/?e=0#player:138,a61023

VA providers discussing COVID-19 vaccine for women (Podcast): https://www.spreaker.com/user/11014928/womenshealth-covid19vaccine-cosby-christ

Contact Info

Location

  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 520-629-4729
  • 520-629-4729

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    When Available