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COVID-19 vaccines

We provide only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as a booster shot to eligible persons who received either the Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine. At present, VA Augusta is not accepting walk-in appointments, but you can call 706-733-0188, ext. 33619, to make an appointment. The hours of the vaccination clinic are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Downtown campus - 950 15th Street in Augusta, Georgia.

COVID-19 Vaccines

The VA Augusta Health Care System Downtown campus offers a COVID Vaccine Clinic for Veterans and caregivers by appointment only. To receive the vaccine or booster Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2nd floor, room 2B143.

COVID-19 Testing

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and not experiencing an emergency, please seek assistance at our Downtown campus walk up COVID Swabbing clinic, co-located with the pre-procedural swabbing clinic in the renovated smoking shelter between the Visitor’s Entrance (Door 5) and SCI in the North Lot (Main Flag Circle).

If Veterans require emergent care, please go straight to our Emergency Department. 

If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, and want to be swabbed for COVID-19, please proceed to the tan, outdoor renovated smoking shelter between the Visitor’s Entrance (Door 5) and SCI in the North Lot (Main Flag Circle).

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) expires on May 11, 2023

After May 11, 2023, some of VA’s pandemic-related authorities will expire. VA has been preparing for this moment for months, working to make this transition as seamless as possible for Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. VA is also working with our partners in the Administration and in Congress to extend or reinstate many of these authorities when possible.

As our nation enters this new moment, VA remains committed to delivering world-class care and benefits to all those we serve. If you are concerned about the expiration of any of these authorities, we encourage you to reach out to your local VA medical center, call 800-698-2411, or go to VA’s Contact Us webpage. We will make sure that you get the care and support that you have earned.

Removal of VA’s legal authority to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to spouses, caregivers and Veterans not enrolled in VA health care. During the PHE, VA was authorized to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to spouses, caregivers and Veterans who are not enrolled in the VA health care system. Following the expiration of the PHE on May 11, 2023, VA will no longer have this legal authority. Spouses, caregivers and Veterans not eligible for VA health care are encouraged to remain up to date with recommended vaccines and access COVID-19 vaccination in the community: Vaccines.gov - Find COVID‑19 vaccine locations near you