COVID-19 Vaccines - Miami VA Healthcare System
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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.

Miami VA Healthcare System COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Miami VA is currently vaccinating anyone who served in the military, their spouses and their caregivers:

  • All Veterans 
    • Eligibility includes anyone who served in the U.S. military, including the U.S. National Guard, Reserves, or Coast Guard, as well as:
    • Commissioned officers of the Regular or Reserve Corp of the Public Health Service, or
    • Commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (or Coast and Geodetic Survey), or
    • Cadets at the U.S. Military, Air Force, or Coast Guard Academy, or
    • Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy
  • Spouses and surviving spouses of Veterans
    • For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we are including spouses of same-sex and common-law marriages. Eligibility includes a widow or widower of a Veteran. If an individual characterizes his or her relationship as spousal, he or she can receive the vaccine.
  • Caregivers of Veterans. For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran. Caregivers may help a Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing or dressing. They may also help a Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation. 
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits.

Registration under the Saves Lives Act can be done online at www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed or onsite at a walk-in clinic. Recipients must meet CDC age requirements for vaccine administration.

We're 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 Janssen vaccine appointment scheduled, we will work with you to offer a Moderna Vaccine or reschedule for a later date.

Vaccines are available for walk-ins or by appointment at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center and the William "Bill" Kling VA Clinic.

Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center 1201 NW 16th St, Miami FL 33125
  Mon–Fri   7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  By appointment or walk-in
   
William “Bill” Kling VA Clinic 9800 W Commercial Blvd, Sunrise FL 33351
  Mon-Fri   8a.m. – 4 p.m.
  Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  By appointment or walk-in 

Appointment-only vaccine clinics for enrolled Veterans are available at our VA Clinics in Key West, Homestead, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines and Deerfield Beach. 

Key West VA Clinic 1300 Douglas Circle, Bldg L-15, Key West, FL 33040
  By appointment 
   
Homestead VA Clinic 950 Krome Avenue, Ste 401, Homestead, FL 33030
  By appointment 
   
Hollywood VA Clinic 3702 Washington Street, Ste 201, Hollywood, FL 33021
  By appointment
   
Pembroke Pines VA Clinic 7369 Sheridan Street, Ste 102, Hollywood, FL 33024
  By appointment
   
Deerfield Beach VA Clinic 2100 Southwest 10th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
  By appointment


To schedule an appointment call 305-575-7000 or your care team.

Patients must be able to return to the same site for their second dose (for those receiving Moderna). 

Veterans who wish to enroll for VA Healthcare must meet the VA's eligibility criteria:
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Contact Info

Location

  • Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, William Bill Kling VA Clinic, Homestead VA Clinic, Key West VA Clinic, Deerfield Beach VA Clinic, Hollywood VA Clinic, Pembroke Pines VA Clinic

Contact Number(s)

  • 305-575-7000

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only