COVID-19 Vaccines - VA St. Louis Health Care System
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VA St. Louis Health Care System

 

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.

We are proud to be able to offer COVID-19 vaccine to all enrolled Veterans at the VA St. Louis Health Care System.

As part of VA’s efforts to vaccinate every eligible Veteran who wants to be vaccinated, VA St. Louis Health Care System has eliminated age requirements to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

1. Who is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine through the VA?

Veterans who are enrolled and eligible in VA health care.
You must have an appointment to receive a vaccine.

2. How can I make an appointment?
The best way to contact us is to send an email to STLCOVIDVetVaccine@va.gov
In the email you must include:
Your full name
A good contact phone number
Please tell us if you are already enrolled in VA Health Care
Do not include your social security number
Send a Secure Message to your Primary Care Provider's Triage Group on your Premium My HealtheVet account

3. Where are the clinics located? 
VA St Louis Health Care is currently administering the COVID-19 vaccines at all of our clinical locations. You will be notified of the specific location when you schedule your appointment.

Primary Veterans Vaccine Clinic Locations:
Jefferson Barracks: 1 Jefferson Barracks Drive, St. Louis, MO 63125, Building 1 first floor
Grand Hall on Chouteau – 2319 Chouteau Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103

Alternate Veteran Vaccine Clinic Locations:
St. Louis County VA Clinic – 6854 Parker Road St. Louis, MO 63133
Franklin County VA Clinic – 1627 A Roy Drive, Washington, MO 63090
St. Clair County (IL) VA Clinic – 1190 Fortune Blvd., Shiloh, IL 62269
St. Charles County VA Clinic – 844 Waterbury Falls Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368

4.  How do I enroll in VA health care? 
If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply by completing the health care application VA Form 10-10EZ (January 2020) in one of these ways: 
On line at:  https://www.va.gov/health-care/apply/application 
Call the Health Eligibility Center at 877-222-8387 (press 1); M-F, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST
Print out and mail a completed form to the Health Eligibility Center at 2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA  30329
To enroll you will need a copy of your DD214

5.  See below for further information about VA priority groups 
Priority Groups 1-8d are eligible and enrolled for VA Health Care with full medical benefits
Priority Groups 8e and 8g are not enrolled. 
8e - income is greater than 10% or more over the Geographic Means Test (GMT) Threshold Limit; care is restricted to SC
8g - income is greater than 10% or more over the GMT Threshold Limit
If your income has changed, please contact the Eligibility Office at 314-652-4100, extension 54165, option 4.

6.  Can Spouses and Caregivers Get a COVID-19 Vaccine at VA?
Spouses:
 No, spouses cannot currently get a vaccine at a VA facility.
Caregivers:  The only caregivers eligible to receive the COVID vaccination are those currently participating in the Program for Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (Stipend - PCAFC). Visit VA Caregiver Support Home for more information.
Caregiver Support Program (CSP) staff have identified eligible caregivers enrolled in PCAFC and will reach out directly to these caregivers to offer an appointment to receive the vaccination along with their eligible Veteran when appointments are available.

COVID-19 Vaccines - VA St. Louis Health Care System

 

Contact Info

Location

  • VA St. Louis Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-228-5459

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available