Atlanta VA Health Care System
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. VA is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance to pause in providing the Janssen vaccine at this time. This pause is due to a concern about possible rare side effects. Your safety is our top priority. For more information, go to the CDC website. Read the CDC and FDA statement on the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a vaccine appointment scheduled, your VA health facility will work with you to determine what to do next.
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:
- 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.
Current COVID-19 Vaccination Information for the Atlanta VA Health Care System (click image for printable PDF)
Saves Lives Act Update
Temporary Vaccine Pause on Jansen by Johnson & Johnson
Vaccine Scheduling Now Easier Than Ever
Current COVID-19 Vaccination Information for the Atlanta VA Health Care System
(click image for printable PDF)
Providing Copy of Vaccine Card to Primary Care Provider
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
Atlanta VA Health Care System holds drive-thru COVID vaccination clinic for Veterans 75 and older
Exciting news about Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Up to date information can be found at www.atlanta.va.gov.
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