COVID-19 Vaccines - St. Cloud VA Health Care System
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St. Cloud 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.

Current St. Cloud VA Vaccine Stage 

Vaccination Update—May 28, 2021

The sooner we get more Veterans, their spouses and caregivers protected from COVID-19 through vaccination, the sooner “normal” within our facilities can return. 

All Veterans are encouraged to get a vaccine.

Older Veterans understand the risks of COVID-19 and most have gotten their vaccine.

We highly encourage those Veterans 64 years of age and younger to think seriously about getting vaccinated.

  • Being young and healthy does not protect you from COVID-19 infection, nor from spreading it to those whom you care about.
  • If you’ve already had COVID-19, a vaccination can help ensure you don’t get it again, as rates of reinfection among those who have been vaccinated are very low.
  • Vaccines are almost 100% effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.

The St. Cloud VA is providing the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

How to get a COVID-19 vaccination at the St. Cloud VA 

  • With another appointment: Enrolled Veterans are offered or can request a vaccine for themselves and their spouse or caregiver when scheduling other appointments.
  • Vaccine-only appointment: Enrolled Veterans desiring a vaccine-only appointment for themselves or their spouse or caregiver can call 320-252-1670, Ext. 6339.
  • Not enrolled Vaccine-only appointment: Veterans not enrolled for VA care, their caregivers and spouses, and CHAMPVA beneficiaries may use the Keep Me Informed tool at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/ or call 320-252-1670, Ext. 6339.

Due to the continuing need to social distance and to provide the best possible service, prescheduled appointments are preferred, however unscheduled “walk-in” vaccinations are available. If using this option simply inform the screening station staff that you desire a “walk-in” vaccination. Patients requesting walk-in vaccination may encounter waits as vaccine is prepared.

We recommend that everyone discusses the risks and benefits of vaccines with your medical provider and encourage everyone who can get a vaccine to do so—it’s important for your health and well-being, and for your family and the community.






Contact Info

Location

  • St. Cloud VA Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-247-1739

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available