VA Central Ohio Healthcare System
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines. VA will have a limited amount of vaccines to start. We've worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time.
Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.
Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA's Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs
The VA Central Ohio Healthcare System is continuing to vaccinate Veterans against COVID-19.
WHO: At this time we are scheduling
1.Veterans aged 55 and older
2.Veterans younger than 55 who have serious underlying illnesses including cancer or chemotherapy patients, transplant, dialysis and immunosuppressed patients and those with spinal cord injuries and are being seen in those specialty clinics.
WHERE: Vaccines are being given at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus.
1. Primary Care teams are contacting Veterans daily to determine their interest in receiving the vaccine. Those interested are being placed into a scheduling queue and scheduled as quickly as we receive doses. If you have not been contacted about your interest in receiving the vaccine, please be patient and know that your call is coming soon. If you have been contacted by your primary care team about your interest in receiving the vaccine, but have not been scheduled yet, please continue to be patient and know that you are in the queue.
OR2. Call the call the contact center at 614-257-5200, then select option 2. The contact center may also be able place your name in a scheduling queue or schedule your vaccine for you if you are in the current priority group.
When scheduling your vaccine, please keep in mind you must be able to return 28 days later to receive the second dose. If you have any questions you can message your Primary Care team through secure messaging.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience. If you are not enrolled in Primary Care, please call 614-257-5608 to speak with an enrollment specialist.
To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.
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