The Shreveport VA offers qualified Veterans the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster shots. Qualified Veterans' spouses and caregivers may also take advantage of the booster.
For those who had a J&J COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those 18 and older vaccinated at least two months ago. As supply and capacity permits, the Shreveport VA offers booster shots to Veteran spouses and caregivers under the SAVE LIVES Act.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some may prefer the vaccine type they originally received, and others may like to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations allow for mix and match dosing.
The initial series of vaccines remain highly effective in reducing the likelihood of infection, and in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, or death, the booster shot will “boost” antibody protection.
Veterans who have scheduled primary care appointments will be offered the booster or initial vaccine during the visit. The walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic is open; however, initial series vaccinations take priority. The walk-in clinic is located in room 2W64, at the main facility.
Veterans who receive care at one of the Veterans Clinics should call their clinic to schedule.
CDC advises that it is safe to receive both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time. Veterans receiving care at VA may get both shots during the same visit.
Visit VA’s Questions webpage for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine.