COVID-19 Veteran vaccination update: 65 & older - VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
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COVID-19 Veteran vaccination update: 65 & older

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The VA Salt Lake City Health System will reach out to you to schedule your vaccination appointment. Please do not call your provider or the medical center to inquire about vaccinations.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Updated Feb. 10, 2021

We are calling Veterans 65 and older to schedule appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are a Veteran 65 or older and/or considered high risk due to a medical condition, you don’t have to wait for us to call you. Eligible Veterans may make an appointment by calling our vaccine clinic at 801-582-1565, ext. 5657 and following the prompts. Please keep in mind that hold times may be longer due to heavy call volume.

The vaccines are free and require two doses, given 28 days apart. You will be scheduled for both your first and second vaccine when you call to schedule.  We will closely monitor everyone who gets the vaccine for reactions, side effects, or adverse events. You will leave with detailed information about the vaccine and potential side effects. Remember, mild side effects are normal.

Please arrive 10 minutes early and expect a small amount of paperwork prior to the vaccine.  If you need assistance, please feel free to bring someone with you.

Our Vaccine clinic is located in the basement of building 14, room BD01 (previous library location). You must access the clinic from the main lobby entrance where team members will verify your appointment and then direct you to the clinic.

Veterans must be enrolled to receive the vaccine. Visit our eligibility website for information on how to enroll or dial 801-582-1565 ext. 6711.

The George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center will be the primary vaccination hub for Veterans in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Orem, South Jordan and Logan. Idaho Falls, Pocatello and St. George clinic Veterans will be vaccinated at those clinics. VA Clinics not mentioned above will be vaccinated through local health departments (clinic information updated Feb. 10).

Current Vaccination Phase - Veterans age 65 and older

Veterans residing in other long term/congregate settings. Homeless Veterans, Hemodialysis patients, organ transplant patients, chemotherapy patients (receiving chemotherapy in a clinic/hospital setting) will be prioritized within the subgroup Veterans 65+

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