COVID-19 Vaccines and testing
CAVHS is providing the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines to all Veterans, spouse of a Veteran, caregiver of a Veteran, and recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits. We are offering free shots at all CAVHS facilities, including a convenient drive-through clinic at Fort Roots in North Little Rock.
Easy access to vaccines - all Veterans eligible
Appointments and walk-ins are welcome at all VA facilities. If you don't receive care at VA, we encourage you to pre-register online at least one hour before you go, which will save time when you arrive. While at VA you will need to wear a face mask, and physical distancing measures will be in place.
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.
COVID-19 vaccine booster information
The health and safety of our Veterans and staff is a top priority for CAVHS. Getting vaccinated remains the best way to protect everyone form serious illness. Protect yourself, your family, and your community by getting your vaccination or a booster shot today. Veterans are asked to bring a valid VA ID and CDC vaccination card.
Who is eligible for a booster?
Anyone age 18 or older who:
- Completed the Moderna or Pfizer series
- Received the Johnson & Johnson single dose
VA will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine and boosters to those authorized under the Save Lives Act while supplies last.
Why is a booster important?
COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness fades over time. A booster will recharge your body's ability to protect you serious illness. For more information about the COVID-19 booster, visit CDC.gov.
If you are an enrolled Veteran who received a vaccination outside of the VA, please report it to your primary care team.
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility
- All Veterans -- you do not need to be enrolled in VA health care to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Spouses of Veterans
- Caregivers of Veterans -- For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, caregiver is defined as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran.
- CHAMPVA benefits recipients -- Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mandatory masking remains in place for all individuals entering our facilities regardless of vaccine status. A FDA-approved mask will be provided.
For more information, call 501-257-1978
Locations and times
John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital - Little Rock
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to4:00 p.m.
Walk-ins welcome until 2:30 p.m.
Eugene J. Towbin VA Medical Center - Fort Roots, North Little Rock
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Convenient drive-through open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Walk-ins welcome until 2:30 p.m.
The CAVHS Day Treatment Center - 1000 S. Main Street, Little Rock
Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs)
- Contact the specific clinic for dates and times for vaccinations.
For more information, call 501-257-1978 or 888-357-1978
COVID-19 testing is available at John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, Fort Roots, the Day Treatment Center, and all CBOCS.
- Veterans can come to the park and swab in Little Rock Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Veterans can come to the convenient drive-through clinic at Fort Roots seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Call ahead to your Community Based Outpatient Clinic to schedule a test.
Order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests at COVIDtests.gov, or by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489). Order tests now so you have them when you need them. Learn more about COVID-19 testing at VA.