COVID-19 vaccines and testing
VA North Texas Health Care System offers the COVID-19 vaccine to ALL Veterans, Veteran spouses, caregivers of Veterans, and CHAMPVA recipients at no cost.
VA North Texas outpatient clinics and our emergency department are NOT COVID-19 testing sites and will NOT test non-emergent or asymptomatic outpatients for COVID-19, unless our staff deems it clinically necessary.
The health and safety or our Veterans and staff is one of our top priorities at VA North Texas. COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots are the safest and most effective option in preventing severe illness from and limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Protect yourself, your family, and your community by scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine appointment today.
Veterans are asked to bring their valid VA ID card with them and the CDC vaccination card.
COVID-19 Vaccine eligibility
- ALL Veterans - Veteran does not need to be enrolled in VA health care to receive COVID-19 vaccine
- Spouses of Veterans
- Caregivers of Veterans - For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, caregiver is defined as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran
- CHAMPVA Benefits Recipients - Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
- All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when receiving the vaccine.
Mandatory masking remains in place for all individuals entering our facilities, regardless of vaccine status.
COVID-19 vaccine booster
Who is eligible for a booster?
Anyone age 18 or older who:
• Completed the Moderna or Pfizer series at least 6 months ago
• Received the Johnson & Johnson single dose at least 2 months ago
VA will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine and boosters to those authorized under Save Lives Act recipients while supplies last.
Why is a booster important?
COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness fades over time.
• A booster will recharge your body’s ability to protect you from COVID-19!
For more information about the COVID-19 booster, visit CDC.gov.
If you are an enrolled Veteran who received a vaccination outside of the VA, please report it to your primary care team.
Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine
Registered Veterans can schedule their COVID-19 vaccine by sending a secure message, via MyHealtheVet, to “NTX COVID VACCINE SCHEDULING REQUEST.”
You may also ask about flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines during any face-to-face appointment in one our clinics.
Walk-ins are seen from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the SCI Gym at the Dallas VA Medical Center.
Prepare for your visit
None of our campuses are COVID-19 testing sites and we will not test non-emergent or asymptomatic outpatients. Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited.
Face coverings are mandatory.
For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
At this time, VA North Texas does NOT test non-emergent or asymptomatic outpatients for COVID-19, unless our staff deems it clinically necessary. However, the following options are available to you:
Order four (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.
Individuals in Dallas County can find a COVID-19 testing location near them by visiting: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Testing Locations
Individuals in Tarrant County can find a COVID-19 testing location near them by visiting: COVID-19 Testing in Tarrant County