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COVID-19 vaccines and testing

VA Boston offers COVID-19 testing and vaccination on demand for Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care.

COVID-19 and flu vaccination

VA Boston Healthcare System offers walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Veterans enrolled in VA health care at the Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and Brockton campuses. 

COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for Veterans enrolled in VA health care*
Brockton Campus Jamaica Plain Campus West Roxbury Campus
Brockton Campus Thursdays Jamaica Plain Campus Wednesdays West Roxbury Campus Fridays
Brockton Campus 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Jamaica Plain Campus 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. West Roxbury Campus 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Brockton Campus Building 3, 3rd Floor, Primary Care Jamaica Plain Campus Primary Care Conference Room West Roxbury Campus Building 1, Primary Care

* Vaccine clinics are closed during all federal holidays.

  • Walk-in vaccination clinics are first come, first served, and an appropriate vaccine will be offered based on clinical need and vaccine inventory.

  • You must have eligibility established before getting your shot.

  • Vaccines, including boosters, can help prevent severe illness and hospitalization.

  • If you have a weakened immune system, you may be at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness and hospitalization, and your immune response to COVID-19 vaccination may not be as strong as in people who are not immunocompromised.

  • CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool,, can help you determine when you can get boosters to stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

  • If you have previously received COVID-19 vaccination and/or boosters, please bring your shot card for verification and updating.

If you have additional questions about getting an additional dose / booster of COVID-19 vaccine, please ask your primary care provider. VA Boston HCS patients can call 800-865-3384 and press 3, or message their primary care team through MyHealtheVet.

You may also be able to get your vaccination from a VA Community Care Network (CCN) provider, including Costco, CVS, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart, Wegmans and more...

COVID-19 testing

If you are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms and are concerned about COVID-19 infection, we can provide a home test with instructions for follow-up as needed.

Locations to pick-up a COVID home test*
Jamaica Plain Campus West Roxbury Campus Brockton Campus
Jamaica Plain Campus Eligibility Office, main entrance West Roxbury Campus Eligibility Office, Building 3 main entrance, room GB124A-D Brockton Campus Eligibility Office, Building 3 main entrance, room A139

*Pease note that offices are closed during federal holidays.

It is common to experience the following symptoms during COVID-19 infection:

  • Cough
  • Fever and/or chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Loss of sense of taste and/or smell

If you are sick:

  • Stay home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Take care of yourself by resting at home and drinking non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic drinks.
  • If you are feeling ill AND wish to be evaluated urgently, please visit Urgent Care during normal business hours.
Urgent care locations and hours
Jamaica Plain Campus West Roxbury Campus Brockton Campus
Jamaica Plain Campus Urgent Care West Roxbury Campus Emergency Department Brockton Campus Urgent Care
Jamaica Plain Campus M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. West Roxbury Campus 24/7 Brockton Campus 24/7

If you wish to be seen outside of Urgent Care hours, please go to the VA West Roxbury Emergency Department, VA Brockton Urgent Care, or a VA Community Care Network (CCN) urgent care clinic. Find a VA CCN urgent care clinic near you at

Warning Signs (call 911 or get seen in your local emergency/urgent care facility as soon as possible):

  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain or pressure in your chest that does not go away
  • Feeling confused
  • Unable to stay awake or to wake up
  • Having pale, gray or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

For questions, please call the Clinical Contact Center at 800-865-3384.

For those not enrolled in VA health care, Boston Public Health lists outside test providers at: