COVID-19 vaccines and testing
COVID-19 vaccine information for the Detroit VA.
COVID-19 Vaccines and testing
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
VA is providing COVID-19 vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.
VA now offers COVID-19 booster shots to eligible Veterans, spouses and caregivers based on CDC recommendations. Supply varies by facility. Learn more about COVID-19 booster shots in VA.
If eligible, you can also receive a booster outside of VA. You can locate a vaccine site at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. Make sure to take your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card when you go!
We continue to encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.
For more information, go to the CDC website.
Detroit VA Health Care System COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The Detroit VA Medical Center is now offering vaccines on a walk-in basis to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers.
Locations and times for vaccine availability:
John D. Dingell VAMC
4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201
- Monday-Friday - PACT Clinic Teams A-G
- Saturday - PACT Team A only
- Request an appointment – 313-576-1051
44200 Woodward Avenue, Suite 208
Pontiac, MI 48341
7470 Brockway Road
Yale, MI 48097
Veterans and their family members wishing to make an appointment for the vaccine, or another healthcare issue, may call our COVID-19 Hotline at 800-511-8056 and pressing Option 8 to be connected to a scheduling assistant.
General SAVE LIVES Qualifications
The expanded authority under the SAVES LIVES Act depends on readily available COVID-19 vaccine supply and requires VA to continue to prioritize for Veterans enrolled in VA care.
These groups are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine:
- Spouses of a Veteran
- Caregivers of a Veteran
- Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits
- Eligible Veterans
- Anyone who served in the U.S. military is eligible to be vaccinated through VA.
- Veteran eligibility for VA services under the SAVE LIVES Act is for the vaccine only.
- Veterans wishing to enroll for VA Health Care will need to complete registration through Detroit VA to determine eligibility. A copy of a DD-214 is required by Veterans wishing to enroll for VA Health Care.
- Eligible Spouse
For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a spouse to include marriage, same-sex and common-law marriages. This includes a widow or widower of a Veteran. If you characterize your relationship as spousal, you can receive the vaccine. You must be present with Veteran in order to receive the vaccine.
- Eligible Caregivers
For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to the Veteran. Caregivers may help the Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing. They may also help the Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation. You must be present with Veteran in order to receive the vaccine.
Your employer, pharmacy, health care provider’s office, 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.
To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page: www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine
Free Home COVID Tests
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.