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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.

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 

People who can get a second booster

The CDC approved a second COVID-19 vaccine booster (Pfizer or Moderna) for the following people:

  • Anyone 50 years old and older.
  • Anyone 12 years old and older with moderate to severe immunocompromise.
  • Anyone 18 years old and older who has already received two doses of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).  

You can get the second booster 4 months after receiving the first booster of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Schedule your second booster

We're providing eligible Veterans a second booster with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

Anyone can order 16 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests at, or by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489). 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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