COVID-19 Vaccines - Memphis VA Medical Center
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Memphis VA Medical Center

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

VA is providing COVID-19 vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.

VA is now offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to Veterans, spouses and caregivers who have already received a full series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months ago. Not all VA facilities are offering Pfizer booster shots. Learn more about COVID-19 booster shots in VA.

You can also receive your Pfizer booster outside of VA. You can locate a vaccine site at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. Make sure to take your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card when you go!

We continue to encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.



ATTENTION Veterans: Booster Shots Update

Beginning October 18, 2021, COVID-19 Vaccinations be given Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Flu shot times remain the same, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. COVID-19 Vaccinations and Flu Shots will be given in the Bed Tower lobby of the Memphis VA Medical Center. No appointment is necessary.

The Pfizer 3rd dose and COVID-19 booster shots are available to Veterans who have already received both Pfizer shots. Patients who meet the criteria for the 3rd dose or booster shot must bring your vaccination card with you.

3rd Dose:
For those who are immunocompromised and at least 28 days from their second shot. For more information about Pfizer 3rd dose COVID-19 shots, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at Additional Dose of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine for Patients Who Are Immunocompromised | CDC

Booster Shot:
For those who meet criteria and at least 6 months from their second shot. For more information about Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot? | CDC


FLU SHOTS

FLU SHOTS are now being offered at Memphis VA Medical Center.
Location:  Bed Tower North side entrance parking lot, at the Flu shot/COVID-19 entrance (SEE SIGNS).
Time: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM-3:30 PM

COVID-19 VACCINATION

As a reminder, all Veterans (enrolled or non-enrolled) and their spouses, Caregivers of Veterans, and CHAMPVA recipients can get a COVID-19 vaccine at the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Please bring a picture identification to the Eligibility office located in the lobby of the Bed Tower to be registered.

Location:  Bed Tower North side entrance parking lot, at the Flu shot/CCOVID-19 entrance (SEE SIGNS).
Time:  The COVID-19 vaccine clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 AM-Noon and Tuesday and Thursday, Noon-3:30 PM only.


COVID-19 Vaccine Variants/Importance of Second Dose


Protecting Veterans, our staff, and those in the community, remains VA’s top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that commitment, we are currently following many COVID-19 variants, and we expect to see more variants arise. What is of critical importance is having as many people vaccinated as possible. Time is of the essence!

Research tells us that the Delta variant, which has caused many hospitalizations and deaths in India, spreads more easily and quickly than other variants. According to the CDC, there is additional concern that the medical treatments we are using to treat COVID-19 patients may be less effective against this variant. Over the past month, the Delta variant has rapidly spread and expanded in the United States, and we believe it may soon become the dominant virus strain.

Research also shows that COVID-19 vaccines offer good protection against the variants we know most about, and widespread vaccination can prevent unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations. We believe that the newer types of vaccines we have now are true “pandemic fighters” and, by design, are well suited to adding new “targets” to fight these variants.

Have you gotten your first dose and don’t think you need your second? Consider this: The Delta variant most severely impacts those who are either unvaccinated or only received their first of two-dose vaccine series, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. If someone is late for their second dose, they should still get it. VA will provide the second doses to employees, Veterans or anyone who qualifies under the Save Lives Act such as spouses and caregivers no matter where they received their first dose, if that is more convenient.

If you are undecided about getting the vaccine and need more information to make a decision, check out our Vaccine Questions page, which includes videos, downloadable information and frequently asked question. Time is of the essence.







Contact Info

Location

  • Memphis VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 901-523-8990

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available