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COVID-19 vaccines and testing

Safe care is our mission. VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System offers the COVID-19 vaccine to ALL Veterans, Veteran spouses, caregivers of Veterans and CHAMPVA recipients at no cost.

Remember to bring your vaccine card

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information 

The health and safety or our Veterans and staff remain a top priority for VA. Vaccines are the best way to protect everyone from serious illness. Protect yourself, your family, and your community by scheduling your appointment today. COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be effective in diminishing the spread of the virus within our communities.

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

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.

NOTE: Initial doses and booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine are available at all VA Northeast Ohio primary care locations for eligible recipients. Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen) is only available at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and the Canton VA Clinic

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.

Call the VA Northeast Ohio Vaccine Scheduling line at  216-707-7660, to schedule your vaccine appointment today.
Upon arrival to the clinic, you may need to wait for staff to prepare your shot. Your patience is appreciated. 

If you remain undecided about the COVID-19 vaccine, click here to learn more about the importance of protecting yourself, family members, and the community.

 

Vaccination and Booster Schedule at Medical Center and Outpatient Clinics

Clinic days and times vary based on location. While walk ins are available, scheduling your appointment is HIGHLY encouraged and will help avoid delays. 

Cleveland VA Medical Center 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Akron VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Canton VA Clinic

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

East Liverpool VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Lake County VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Lorain VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Mansfield VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

New Philadelphia VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Parma VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and
                                                                                                          | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Ravenna VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Sandusky VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday, Thursday, Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Warren VA Clinic

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday-Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

Youngstown VA Clinic 

  • Appointment or Walk In | Clinic: Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
                                                                                            Tuesday, Thursday | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Call 216-707-7660, to schedule an appointment.

 

COVID-19 Testing Information

VANEOHS offers pre-procedural testing at your local VA clinic or the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.  Arrangements will be made prior to your procedure for the testing.

Veterans who require pre-travel/event testing can have that done at your VA location of care.  Walk-ins will be accommodated as schedules permit, but Veterans are STRONGLY encouraged to contact their primary care team to schedule an appointment for testing. 

Veterans who are ill should contact their primary care provider for guidance on testing.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms that require emergency care, please follow VA’s emergency department guidance.     

We encourage Veterans to 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.

NOTE: 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.