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COVID-19 vaccines and testing

Safe care is our mission. We provide COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans at no cost.

Vaccine status - Sept. 12, 2023

We anticipate receiving the updated COVID-19 vaccine within the next few weeks. We have stopped administration of the old COVID booster vaccine as it is no longer authorized by FDA as of 9/11/2023. Veterans should wait for the new vaccine because it better matches currently-circulating COVID-19 strains.

COVID-19 vaccines

Minneapolis VA is providing COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans only. We encourage caregivers and spouses to seek vaccination in the community.

Schedule a COVID-19 vaccine

We are currently waiting for the updated COVID-19 vaccine and will start scheduling again when we receive it.

If you have questions about getting vaccinated

Contact your health care provider if you have questions about if the vaccine is right for you. We encourage everyone to choose to be vaccinated. Vaccines will slow the spread of the virus, protecting you and your family, friends and neighbors. For more information, please visit CDC Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine.

How to get your COVID-19 vaccine records online

You can get your records from My HealtheVet with a Premium account. Follow these instructions. If you don't have a free, Premium My HealtheVet account, visit My HealtheVet to enroll. If you're unable to access your vaccination record through My HealtheVet, please  contact the Minneapolis VA Medical Records Office

COVID-19 testing

Minneapolis VA Health Care System offers COVID-19 testing to Veterans enrolled in VA health care. Appointments are required. We are no longer performing walk-in COVID-19 testing without a provider evaluation. If you're interested in only being tested for COVID-19, please schedule your testing in advance by contacting us:

For the safety and convenience of all Veterans please visit your VA clinic only if you have an appointment.

Individuals who live in Minnesota may also order 4 tests by visiting Order tests now so you have them when you need them. Learn more about COVID-19 testing at VA.

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