Skip to Content
Your browser is out of date. To use this website, please update your browser or use a different device.
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Have questions before you get your COVID-19 vaccine?

This page offers advice from VA providers, Veterans, and other resources to help you learn more.

Learn how to get your vaccine at VA

Why this matters to you

When you get your COVID-19 vaccine, you help protect yourself—and your family, friends, and community. But COVID-19 vaccines are new. It's understandable to have questions about them. We’re here to help you get the information you need. So you can talk with your health care provider and decide what’s right for you.

This page is for

  • All Veterans
  • Family members and caregivers
  • Service members

What you can do

Learn more from trusted VA providers

As you make your decision about what's right for you and your family, you'll want to learn all you can. Our VA health care providers can help answer your questions and share more information.

Dr. Jane Kim, chief consultant of preventive medicine at VA

Dr. Kim answers common vaccine questions

Dr. Jane Kim is the chief consultant for preventive medicine at VA. In this video series, Dr. Kim answers common questions from Veterans about COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Chelsea Cosby, VA women's health deputy director, talks with a clinician

Dr. Cosby talks about COVID-19 vaccines and women's health

Dr. Chelsea Cosby is our deputy director of women’s health here at VA. In this video, Dr. Cosby shares why it's important to understand more about COVID-19 and vaccines. She also shares more about the risks of COVID-19 to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Dr. Christine Chee, psychologist at the Albuquerque Veteran Center and a member of the Navajo Nation

Dr. Chee shares her COVID-19 vaccine story

Dr. Christine Chee, psychologist at the Albuquerque Veteran Center, is a member of the Navajo Nation. In this video, Dr. Chee shares the devastating impact the pandemic has had on her family and community. She also shares how this impact has shaped her perspective on COVID-19 vaccines.


VA providers share their vaccine perspectives

VA health care providers talk about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines to their communities and provide a perspective many viewers may not have considered. This video is hosted by Emmy-award winner and Marine Corps Veteran James Reynolds.

Go to full Fighting for Our Lives video


Veterans share their COVID-19 vaccine experiences

In this video series, follow 2 Veterans as they get their COVID-19 vaccines. Learn why they chose to get vaccinated, how they felt after each dose, and what they look forward to getting back to in their lives.

Patricia Victor, Air Force Veteran

Patricia Victor

Air Force Veteran

John Scott McAllister, Marine Corps Veteran

John Scott McAllister

Marine Corps Veteran

Downloadable resources

Download more helpful resources

Use these resources as you talk with your health care provider and others you trust to help you make decisions.

Vaccine information for Veterans at high risk of COVID-19

Download (PDF)

Women's health and COVID-19 vaccine facts

Download (PDF)

Vaccine facts for Veterans from racial and ethnic minority communities

Download (PDF)


Frequently asked questions

VA Benefits

Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

Last updated: