COVID-19 Vaccines - VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
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VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System

 

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.

All Veterans (regardless of enrollment status), as well as spouses, caregivers and recipients of CHAMPVA benefits are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from VASNHS and may do so in the following ways:

- Walk-in vaccines are available from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays for Veterans, spouses and caregivers at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center Auditorium. Vaccinations at all other VASNHS sites of care are currently by appointment only.

- Enrolled Veterans may receive a text via VEText that will allow them to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Veterans can also use VEText to sign up for an appointment by sending the word “Vaccine” to 53079, and this will start the direct scheduling process.

-  Veterans, spouses and caregivers can call (702) 791-9185 to scheedule an appointment between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. (Note: This is a reservation line only).

Please Note: To expedite the vaccination process, non-enrolled Veterans, spouses and caregivers are highly encouraged to sign up to get a COVID vaccine online prior to making an appointment or walking into a VA facility. 

Veterans who are receiving multiple dose vaccinations from VASNHS must receive both doses at the same location. Additionally, VASNHS cannot provide second vaccine doses to anyone who receives their first dose from another vaccine provider.

Contact Info

Location

  • VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 888-633-7554

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available