COVID-19 Vaccines - William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
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William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

VA is providing the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.

We are working to vaccinate as many eligible individuals as quickly as possible.

Easier access to vaccines and more people eligible

VA is adding walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at all VA facilities and outpatient clinics that offer COVID-19 vaccines. Please check hours for vaccination clinics.

Congress has passed a law which allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 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

If you don't receive care at VA, we encourage you to pre-register online at least one hour before you go, to save time when you arrive. While at VA you will need to wear a face mask, and physical distancing measures will be in place. For more about vaccinations at VA, visit: www.va.gov/covidvaccine.

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.

Madison VA Vaccine Updates

COVID-19 Vaccines at the Madison VA

The Madison VA currently receives the Moderna vaccine and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  The Madison VA is currently offering COVID-19 vaccine to all Veterans, Spouses and Caregivers Veterans can call the Vaccine Scheduling Line at 608-280-2160 to make an appointment right away.  Spouses and Caregivers can register for the Vaccine at COVID-19 vaccines at VA | Veterans Affairs. We have appointments available at our main hospital and all of our Community Based Outpatient Clinics. 

SAVE LIVES ACT – Enhanced Eligibility for Vaccination

We will provide regular updates to the newly passed SAVE LIVES Act (SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to soon provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers), which expands eligibility for vaccination through the VA.  Newly eligible groups include: 

  • All Veterans
  • Veteran Spouses 
  • Veteran Caregivers 
  • CHAMPVA Beneficiaries

If you are included in one of these groups and are interested in receiving a vaccine from the VA, you can go to COVID-19 vaccines at VA | Veterans Affairs to register and indicate your interest in receiving a vaccine from VA, in our case Madison. Signing up also will give you regular updates about VA’s vaccine rollout process. We will reach out to you by email, text and/or phone call when we have vaccine available.

We will update the details of this new law as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Vaccination Q and A

VA is strongly encouraging all Veterans to consider the benefits of vaccination.  While we have some treatments that may help reduce the effects of COVID-19, a vaccine prevents people from becoming infected with the virus and this is the best way to slow or stop the spread of the virus.

Below are frequently asked questions and answers, we share them to help educate all Veterans with the most current information we have on vaccination.

  1. Are Vaccines Safe?: The process that FDA uses for identifying safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is rigorous and robust. No short cuts were taken in assessing the safety of these vaccines.  
  2. I am not worried about COVID-19, why should I get vaccinated?  Even if you are not worried about your own health, your vaccination will help stop the spread of COVID-19 in  your community.  Each additional vaccination assists in stopping the spread of the virus and helps us get back to normal life.  Even if you are not personally worried about COVID 19, you can be part of the solution to protect your family, your community, your fellow Veterans and your Country!
  3. Can I get COVID-19 from the Vaccine?  No, the vaccines do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means the vaccines cannot give you COVID-19.
  4. I have already had COVID-19, I am already immune to infection?  We do not know how long immunity lasts after getting COVID-19, so it is still important to get vaccinated. We recommend waiting 90 days after you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to get a vaccination.

Vaccines are an important tool in fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic and as we work to stop the pandemic, we need to use all tools such as masking, handwashing, social distancing and vaccination.

We look forward to serving you and appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through this process.  Follow our progress at www.accesstocare.va.gov.

The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and Clinics

Contact Info

Location

  • William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Contact Number(s)

  • 888-478-8321

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available