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

 

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.

Click here for the Save Lives Act Fact Sheet

Expanded Authority has Been Given Under the SAVE LIVES Act for the Provision of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Representatives from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee, will assist with COVID-19 vaccinations of Veterans, Spouses of Veterans, Caregivers of Veterans, and CHAMPVA Recipients at the VA Clinic in Jackson and Savannah Tennessee and Tupelo, Mississippi on the following dates and times:

Jackson VA Clinic (Postponed)
180 Hickory Boulevard, Suite A
Jackson, TN 38305
Call 901-523-8990, push 3 to schedule an appointment for the vaccine.
 
Tupelo VA Clinic
April 28, 2021: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
114 Commonwealth Blvd
Tupelo, MS 38804
Call 662-840-6366 to schedule an appointment for the vaccine.
 
Savannah VA Clinic
May 13, 2021: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
70 Harbert Drive North
Savannah, TN 38372
Call 731-727-8390 to schedule an appointment for the vaccine.


COVID-19 Vaccinations are Available to All Eligible Veterans at the Memphis VA Medical Center (3/16/2021)
The Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all eligible Veterans at its main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. Vaccinations are being given by appointment only.
Veterans may call 901-523-8990, press 3 (or 1-800-636-8262, press 3) and stay on the line to schedule an appointment.
Vaccinations are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Weekend vaccinations will also be available on Saturday, March 27, 2021 and Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Memphis VA Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccination Information (3/5/2021)
From 8:00AM to 4:00PM on Friday, March 5; Saturday, March 6; and Sunday, March 7, the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical will make COVID-19 vaccines available at the drive-through clinic to eligible Veterans age 50 years and older. Veterans must have an appointment to receive the vaccine. To schedule an appointment, Veterans will need to call 1-800-636-8262 and choose option 3.

Beginning Monday, March 8, 2021, vaccines will no longer be given at the drive-through location but will be relocated to the Bed Tower Lobby. Vaccines will be given Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Veterans must have an appointment to receive the vaccine. To schedule an appointment, Veterans will need to call 1-800-636-8262 and choose option 3.



Contact Info

Location

  • Memphis VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 901-523-8990

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available