We offer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible Veterans at no cost. Find out how to get your COVID-19 vaccine at VA. And get the latest VA vaccine updates and answers to common questions.
Fargo VA HCS can no longer acquire the Moderna Monovalent "primary series" vaccines, so we are transitioning to the Pfizer Monovalent "primary series" vaccines. Veterans needing a "primary series" COVID-19 vaccine should contact their Primary Care PACT TEAM to schedule an appointment.
Fargo VA HCS continues to have ample Moderna Bivalent "booster" COVID-19 vaccines, and there is no change in recommendations with this vaccine:
-If it has been at least two months since the Veteran completed a primary monovalent vaccine series, then they may receive ONLY ONE bivalent vaccine.
***We DO NOT have Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines, and we will continue to use Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.***
Please email VHAFAR COVID Vaccine Questions with additional questions.
Latest updates: May 12, 2023
Change in eligibility requirements for vaccines at VA
The federal COVID-19 public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023. This means that only Veterans enrolled in VA health care are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA.
New guidance for updated vaccines
The CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 and older get an updated (bivalent) mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
If you haven’t had an updated vaccine
You should get a single dose of the updated vaccine now. This is true even if you never got the original (monovalent) vaccine. If you have certain conditions that weaken your immune system, your provider may prescribe more than one dose.
If you already had one dose of the updated vaccine
You may be eligible to get an additional dose if one of these is true for you:
- You’re 65 years of age or older and it’s been at least 4 months since your first updated COVID-19 vaccine dose, or
- You have certain conditions that weaken your immune system and it’s been at least 2 months since your first updated COVID-19 vaccine dose. Ask your provider how many doses they recommend for you. They may prescribe additional doses for you.
We offer free COVID-19 testing to eligible Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care.