Under a new federal law, all U.S. veterans are entitled to get the COVID-19 vaccine through their V-A facility.
As a result, the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is teaming up with Indian River State College to host a pop-up vaccine clinic for all veterans, their spouses, and adult caregivers with a valid ID. The one-day event will be held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richardson Center at 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach, FL. Walk-ins are welcomed.
The VA has similar events planned for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee.
Due to the recommendations from the CDC and FDA, the clinic will be offering the Moderna vaccine instead of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
Second dose appointments will take place on May 12 at the same location.
“This vaccine is going to help end this pandemic in our veterans served the least we can do is serve them in return and provide this opportunity to go back to hopefully a normal act of some kind along with their spouse and their caregivers,” Public Affairs Officer, Andrea Madrazo said.
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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:
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.