On October 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified and recommended several groups of people who should get a COVID-19 booster. Following this expanded guidance from CDC, VA is now able to provide booster shots at sites offering Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines, as supply and capacity permit.
The Battle Creek VAMC and CBOCs are administering the Moderna, and J&J/Janssen Covid-19 booster shots by appointment with your Primary Care Team. We also have walk in clinics planned for:
Battle Creek, Building 6 Auditorium, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on November 6, 2021 and November 13, 2021
Wyoming CBOC from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on November 13, 2021
You can also call us at 269-966-5600 to schedule an appointment for your booster shot. Our staff will help you find a time that’s convenient for you. You can also get it at an upcoming appointment that you already have planned, by asking your Primary Care Team.
If you choose, you can also receive your booster shot at no cost to you outside of VA. You can locate a vaccine site at Vaccines.gov - Search for COVID-19 vaccine locations. Make sure to take your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card when you go!
Booster Shot Eligibility
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For people who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated at least 2 months ago.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
Once you receive your booster, we encourage you to share this information with your VA health care team. You can send a picture of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to your VA provider through secure messaging. You can also add your vaccine information to your MyHealtheVet health summary for your own records. To add your information, you’ll need a premium MyHealtheVet account. Learn more about managing your COVID-19 vaccine records online.