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VA Palo Alto offers COVID-19 boosters

COVID-19 vaccine
Get your booster shot at VA Palo Alto!

VA Palo Alto health care is administering the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and J&J/Janssen COVID-19 booster shots.

On October 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified and recommended several groups of people who should get a COVID-19 booster. Following this expanded guidance from CDC, VA is now able to provide booster shots at sites offering Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines, as supply and capacity permit.

To make an appointment, please call 650-496-2535, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Our staff will help you find a time that’s convenient for you.

If you choose, you can also receive your booster shot at no cost to you outside of VA. You can locate a vaccine site at - Search for COVID-19 vaccine locations. Make sure to take your CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card when you go!

Booster shot eligibility

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

For people who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated at least 2 months ago.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

If you receive your booster outside of VA, we encourage you to share this information with your VA health care team. You can send a picture of your CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card to your VA provider through secure messaging. You can also add your vaccine information to your MyHealtheVet health summary for your own records. To add your information, you’ll need a premium MyHealtheVetaccount.

To learn more, visit our vaccine information page

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