COVID-19 vaccines and testing
There has been a lot of talk about new COVID-19 vaccines. While the vaccines have been shown to be safe and highly effective at both preventing the disease and lessening the effects in breakthrough cases, the data is becoming clear just how important it is to add updated doses to ensure you're protected. The Orlando VA currently offers the new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines at our clinic locations.
The Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHS) remains committed to the safety of our Veterans by continuing to provide COVID-19 Vaccinations across all of our sites of care. However, the process and locations of the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are changing.
Same day scheduled appointments for Veterans will continue to be honored as clinic capacity allows at each site; however, Veterans are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling their PACT. Please note the following locations for COVID-19 Vaccine clinic locations and hours of operation:
Orlando VA Medical Center (Lake Nona HERO PACT)-
- Pfizer or Moderna
Lake Baldwin VA Medical Center (Blue team room 1422)-
- Pfizer or Moderna
Viera VA Clinic
William V. Chappell, Jr. Veterans' Outpatient Clinic (Daytona Beach)
Please call 407-631-0499 to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 Vaccine. Appointments preferred. Walk-ins accepted as space and vaccine volume permits.
What if I receive my COVID shot outside of VA?
If you decide to receive your booster shot or third dose outside of VA, we encourage you to share this information with your Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) at your next VA appointment or via secure message using MyHealtheVet.
Can I get the flu shot at the same appointment as my COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes! Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone and can be given during your same visit for COVID-19 vaccination. VA can only provide vaccines to employees, Veterans and those who qualify for VA Healthcare Benefits. Details: https://www.va.gov/health-care/eligibility/.
To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccine, please visit our vaccine information page.