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COVID-19 vaccines and testing

Safe care is our mission. Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks offers the COVID-19 vaccine to ALL Veterans, Veteran spouses, Veteran caregivers, and CHAMPVA recipients at no cost.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Veterans and those authorized under the SAVE LIVES Act.

If you are an enrolled Veteran who received a vaccination outside of the VA, please report it to your Primary Care team.

NOTE:  VHSO currently offers Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

The health and safety or our Veterans and staff remain a top priority for VHSO. Vaccine remains the best way to protect everyone from serious illness. Protect yourself, your family, and your community by getting your booster today. COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be effective in diminishing the spread of the virus within our communities.

Who is eligible for a booster?
Anyone age 18 or older who:

  • Moderna or Pfizer -  at least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series
  • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single dose -  at least 2 months  after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Veterans are asked to bring their valid VA ID card and CDC Vaccination card with them.

For more information about the COVID-19 booster, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Vaccination Schedule

Vaccinations are available at the Fayetteville campus Monday-Friday anytime between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Primary Care circle drive.  

If you would like to make an appointment, please call 1-800-691-8387 ext. 67979.

Springfield CBOC

  • Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Harrison, Fort Smith, Ozark, Jay, Joplin, and Branson CBOC

  • By appointment only.  Please call 1-800-691-8387 ext. 67979 to schedule.

COVID-19 Testing

Individuals are now eligible to order four at-home COVID-19 tests completely free. Orders will ship in 7-12 days. 

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.

Please note, these test require no lab drop-off so should not be brought to VHSO.