Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at (404) 329-2222 before you visit your local medical center or clinic. More Details
COVID-19 vaccines: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA by appointment or walk-in clinic. Visit our vaccine information page.
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.
Vaccination Event in Hampton, GA, Saturday September 18th
Vaccination Event in Griffin, GA, Saturday September 25th
September is Suicide Prevention Month: Gun Safety
An additional dose of the Moderna vaccine is now available for immunocompromised Veterans and those family and caregivers covered under the Save Lives Act (SLA). We are currently providing an additional dose to those moderately to severely immunocompromised as defined by the CDC. Those guidelines are found here: COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People | CDC
Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised
The additional dose is available at our COVID-19 Vaccination Center and CBOCs during posted vaccination hours (please see graphics below).
If you believe you qualify for a third dose but have questions, please reach out to your VA provider. Our staff will provide more information about how to get the third dose at a time and place that’s convenient for you.
Why should I receive an additional dose if I am immunocompromised?
Some immunocompromised people don’t always build a sufficient level of immunity after vaccination and may benefit from an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine to ensure adequate protection against the virus.
Should I get the same mRNA COVID-19 vaccine as before?
Yes. The CDC recommends that people who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine use the same vaccine for their third dose. Please note: There is not enough data on whether or not those immunocompromised patients who received the J&J/Janssen vaccine should get an additional shot so this is not yet recommended. More information is expected in the coming weeks.
For more information visit: https://www.va.gov/initiatives/have-questions-before-you-get-your-covid-19-vaccine
My HealtheVet Accounts Update
September is Suicide Pvention Month
Women Veterans Town Hall Meeting July 28,2021
Due to the rise of COVID cases in our region, visitation policy at our medical center has been modified to ensure our Veterans have safe access to care. Effective immediately, only patients with appointments and essential caregivers will be permitted to enter the medical center. All services currently provided at our medical center and throughout our health care system will continue without impact. Thank you for understanding as we keep the safety of our Veterans and staff a top priority.
Where Do I Get A COVID Test
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is provided by the Atlanta VA Medical Center located at the Eagle’s Nest driveway, near the south entrance. For additional testing locations throughout our health care system please refer to the graphics below with locations and times. All COVID-19 testing is by order only.
Do not go to the Emergency Department for COVID testing. However, if you have emergency warning signs like trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and bluish lips or face, seek medical care immediately.
Reopening Drive Thru Testing at Medical Center
COVID-19 Testing Sites and Hours of Operation
Veterans Town Hall Meeting August 26, 2021
New Atlanta VA Health Care System Phone Numbers and Site Codes (click image for printable PDF)
Stacey Abrams Message to Women Veterans
Stacey Abrams Message to Veterans
Legendary former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley encourages Veterans to get vaccinated
Face Masks Required
Providing Copy of Vaccine Card to Primary Care Provider
Appointment for Vaccine No Longer Required
Resume Offering Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine
Janssen Vaccine Update
Vaccine Scheduling Now Easier Than Ever
Save Lives Act Status
Veterans of All Ages
Local VA Leaders Encourage Vaccination
Message From the Atlanta VA Health Care System Director
On February 13, we successfully vaccinated more than 2,800 Veterans in the metro Atlanta area, and extended our normal vaccination clinic hours to 10 p.m., to accommodate as many Veterans as possible.
We acknowledge receiving an overwhelming response to our COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic which led to unexpected traffic delays for many with appointments. We sincerely apologize and are working to rescheduled missed appointments as soon as possible.
We continue to assess our vaccination efforts and will make logistical improvements moving forward. To date, the Atlanta VA has already administered more than 7,800 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Our goal is to vaccinate every eligible and enrolled Veteran who wants a vaccine, in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Director, Atlanta VA Health Care System
Veterans Town Hall Meeting March 4th, 2021
Atlanta VA Health Care System holds drive-thru COVID vaccination clinic for Veterans 75 and older
Exciting news about Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine
Using Telehealth to Care for our Veterans during COVID-19
Check out the video below demonstrating how we are using VA Video Connect to expand access to health care for our Veterans during COVID-19 and leading the way with the most VVC appointments of any VA facility.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate this challenging situation and make necessary adjustments.
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