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COVID-19 Vaccine | Sierra Foothills

The VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers, and CHAMPVA recipients.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA Northern California

  • Veterans
  • Spouses and Surviving Spouses of Veterans: For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we are including spouses of same-sex and common-law marriages. Eligibility includes a widow or widower of a Veteran. If an individual characterizes his or her relationship as spousal, he or she can receive the vaccine.
  • Caregivers of a Veteran: For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to the Veteran. Caregivers may help the Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing. They may also help the Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation. A person stating that they are the caregiver of a Veteran and giving the Veteran’s name is sufficient to give him or her a vaccine.
  • CHAMPVA Recipients
  • Adolescents ages 12 to 17, who are caregivers of Veterans or are CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act, who will be offered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.  Please call 1-800-382-8387 and select option 8, to see if doses for adolescents are being offered at your preferred location.
  • Some Federal Employees:  Those employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, Food and Drug Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, or Federal Judiciary.

The expanded authority depends on readily available COVID-19 vaccine supply and requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue to prioritize Veterans enrolled in VA care.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA

We offer COVID-19 vaccines to these groups:

  • All Veterans (including Veterans who live or travel outside of the U.S. and are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program)
  • Spouses and surviving spouses of Veterans
  • Caregivers of Veterans (including family members or friends who provide care to a Veteran)
  • Adolescents ages 12 to 17 who are recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits

Ways to get COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at Sierra Foothills VA Clinic

​​​​​You can request an appointment at your nearest VA facility, regardless of whether you received your initial series or boosters at VA or in the community. Please bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to your appointment! This is particularly important if your initial series was given outside of VA.

  • To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-382-8387, press 4 or 5, or stay on the line. We are open to accept calls from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
  • Veterans enrolled in VA health care can also request an appointment by sending a Secure Message to COVID VACCINE SCHEDULING – NCHCS in MyHealtheVet.


Sierra Foothills VA Clinic
11985 Heritage Oaks Place
Suite 100
Auburn, CA 95603-2413