COVID-19 Vaccines - VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System
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VA Eastern Kansas Health Care 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.


VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System which includes the Colmery-O-Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka and the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, is providing the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. VA is offering the COVID-19 vaccine first to Veterans who are at the greatest risk for infection and severe illness based on the CDC’s guidelines. The VA’s goal is to offer the vaccine to all Veterans and employees who choose to be vaccinated.

The process to vaccinate every enrolled Veteran will take several months to complete and we ask for your patience. There is no need to preregister, schedule or come to a facility to sign up in order to receive the vaccine. Veterans will receive a call from us to set the scheduling of the vaccine in motion. Click here for a step by step look at how the automated call system works for our VA Eastern Kansas Veteran Population.

See the attached VA Eastern Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Guide for estimates based on age/risk groups.

Veterans can get up-to-date information on VA’s VA COVID-19 vaccine webpage, which launched on December 11, 2020, and sign up to receive regular updates on the vaccine on the VA’s Stay Informed page

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  COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Guide


 

Contact Info

Location

  • VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-574-8387

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available