COVID-19 Vaccines - West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
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West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

 

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.

VA is resuming offering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older. This is in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, following a 10-day pause recommended by the CDC and FDA after a very small number of people who received the vaccine experienced rare but serious blood clots. After careful review and evaluation, the FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe for use and effective in preventing COVID-19. The available data show that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks and the chance of blood clots occurring following its administration is very low.

Anyone who is offered the J&J vaccine from VA will receive information about the potential risks and benefits of the vaccine, including the rare risk of blood clots and will be made aware of alternative vaccine options. The primary goal of COVID-19 vaccination is to protect those we serve from COVID-19, and VA's priority remains the safety of all those receiving vaccine from VA, including Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, employees and federal partners. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA, visit www.va.gov/covidvaccine/.

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.

West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System COVID-19 Vaccine Update

At this time, we're offering COVID-19 vaccines first to these 2 groups when the Veteran is eligible based on VA and CDC risk criteria:

These groups are now also eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine as supply allows:

  • All Veterans 
  • All Spouses and surviving spouses of Veterans
  • All Caregivers of Veterans. For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran. Caregivers may help a Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing. They may also help a Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation. 
  • All Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits

Note: If you have received any vaccine, such as the Flu or Shingles vaccine, you will need to wait 14 days from the date of that vaccination before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Additional information regarding COVID-19 Vaccine clinics is located below (check this page periodically for updates):

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Locations & Schedule

To schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine appointment, please call 📞 (561) 422-5220.

West Palm Beach VAMC  Building 14
  By Appointment: ​​​​Call 561-422-5220
  Walk-Ins: Monday-Friday @ 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 
   
Stuart CBOC Thursdays (excluding Federal Holidays)
  By Appointment Only: Call 561-422-5220
@ 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 am; 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. 
   
Fort Pierce CBOC
Tuesdays (excluding Federal Holidays)
  By Appointment Only: Call 561-422-5220
@ 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 am; 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. 
   
Delray Beach CBOC
Wednesdays (excluding Federal Holidays)
  By Appointment Only: Call 561-422-5220
@ 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 am; 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. 
 

Thank you for your patience and for trusting VA with your health care needs!

Contact Info

Location

  • West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and
    Community Based
    Outpatient Clinics in Stuart, Fort Pierce and Delray Beach

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-972-8262 Ext. 5220
  • 561-422-5220

Hours of Operation

  • By appointment
    as supply allows