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Salem VA Health Care System offers COVID-19 vaccine to enrolled veterans of all ages

salem va medical centerThe Salem VA Health Care System has opened scheduling of COVID-19 vaccines to veterans of all ages, effective immediately.

The two-shot series Moderna vaccination will be given at the Salem VA Medical Center, and the single-dose Janssen vaccination will be available at Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Tazewell, Lynchburg, Danville, Wytheville and Staunton.

“The Salem VA Health Care System is excited to be able to open vaccination appointments for all of our enrolled veteran population,” said Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, chief of pharmacy at the Salem VA Medical Center. “Individuals are encouraged to reach out to their primary care teams or call our vaccination hotline between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule their appointments.”

Thompson also said that Veterans who received the first of a two-dose vaccination at a community hospital must get their second dose at the same location; he also encourages veterans who have been fully vaccinated at community hospitals to bring their vaccination card with them to their next VA appointment so their medical records can be updated.

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, veterans should call 540-982-2463 and choose Option 2.

Veterans can get the latest information and sign up to receive updates on VA’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage.

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