Department of Veterans Affairs facilities that provide coronavirus vaccines now accept walk-ins for all veterans, spouses, and caregivers. VA Walk-In Vaccinations Nationwide.
“VA encourages those who wish to get their COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment to check the walk-in hours and requirements at their local facility,” said Richard Stone, acting VA Under Secretary for Health. Individuals taking advantage of walk-in vaccinations may need to wait for the preparation of the vaccine. They will also go through a screening process before entering the facility.
The VA has a vital role in the nationwide effort to vaccinate as many Americans as possible. They hope to reach President Joe Biden’s goal of returning to everyday living by July 4th.
The VA department has successfully vaccinated 2,724,782 people, 2.4 million veterans, as of May 10th, 2021.
About 9 million veterans are enrolled in VA care; however, there are 18 million total U.S. veterans.
President Biden signed the Save Lives Act into law in late March, which expands the VA’s legal authority to vaccinate all veterans, spouses, caregivers, and other beneficiaries regardless of their VA enrollment status.
Masks are mandatory at VA facilities; those in need of vaccines should ensure their local clinics’ hours of operation. For more information, visit the Covid-19 vaccines at VA.