COVID-19 Vaccines - Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
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Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

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:

  • 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 Tuscaloosa VA is excited to be a part of the mission to contain the Spread of COVID-19! We are now vaccinating All Veterans in our Ambulatory Clinic located in our Building 137 Sports Atrium. We strongly urge you to sign up to receive your vaccine. To date, we have vaccinated approximately 1,110 Veterans. All Veterans may now sign up to receive the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. The clinic operates 6 days a week and appointments can be made by calling our Tuscaloosa VA Call Center at 205-554-2010.

The VA recently authorized paid Caregivers who are enrolled in the Caregiver Support program to also receive their vaccine at VA facilities. As vaccine supplies increase, we will expand to younger Veteran populations.

If you have questions about your eligibility or wish to enroll for care at Tuscaloosa, please contact the Eligibility and Enrollment Department at 205-544-2000 X-2220 0r X-2221 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Enrollment and Eligibility staff members. You can also checkout the VA Eligibility Website for more information on how to apply for Healthcare and Benefits. 

For current VA Vaccine Information please visit: Covid-19 Vaccines at VA



Our goal at Tuscaloosa is to provide life-long health, well-being and resilience to our Veterans.

Contact Info

Location

  • Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 888-269-3045
  • 205-554-2010

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available