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COVID-19 vaccines and updates

VA offers COVID-19 vaccines and all boosters to Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, and CHAMPVA beneficiaries. If you meet the SAVE LIVES Act criteria, VASNHCS is offering both Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, dependent upon vaccine availability. If you are a Veteran not yet enrolled, although not required, it is helpful if you bring your DD-214 (separation papers) with you.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA Sierra Nevada health care?

  • 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

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.

Visiting the VA Medical Center

At VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, safety is more than a checklist; it’s part of our culture and the foundation of everything we do. We want you to feel confident knowing your safety and well-being remain our number one priority. Please ensure you visit our policy page before visiting our facility.

How to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine

For ease and convenience to ALL Veterans, their Spouses, and their Caregivers who are interested in receiving COVID-19 vaccination, we now have vaccine clinics available at our Main VA Medical Center. For all other clinic locations COVID vaccinations are offered on a limited basis. This includes, North Campus (Reno), East Campus (Reno), Fallon Clinic, Carson Valley (Gardnerville, NV) Clinic and our Susanville Clinic. 

By Appointment

To ensure you can receive a booster dose as quickly as possible and sufficient supply is available, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment. Walk-in visits are welcome while supplies last. Please make sure to 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 775-786-7200. The call center is open for appointment scheduling from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding federal holidays, Monday through Friday.

Walk-in 

To ensure you can receive a booster dose as quickly as possible and sufficient supply is available, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment. Walk-in visits are welcome while supplies last. First, second, third doses, and boosters are available on a walk-in basis during the following hours:

We are offering the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson, single dose) and Moderna vaccine boosters. 

975 Kirman Avenue  Reno, NV 89502
Monday - Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Moderna (2-dose) and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson, single dose) available.
Scheduled appointments and walk-ins welcome. (Walk-ins may experience a wait and supplies may be limited.)

1140 Selmi Drive  Reno, NV 89512 
10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Moderna vaccine is available every Tuesday.

1201 Corporate Blvd.  Reno, NV 89502 
10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Moderna vaccine is available every Tuesday.

110 Bella Way  Susanville, CA 96130
10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Moderna vaccine is available every Tuesday.

1020 New River Parkway, Suite 304 Fallon, NV 89406
10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Moderna vaccine is available every Tuesday.

1330 Waterloo Lane, Suite 101 Gardnerville, NV 89410
10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Moderna vaccine is available every Tuesday.

COVID-19 VACCINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same time?

Yes. You can get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same time. Here’s what the CDC recommends:

If you haven’t gotten your currently recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.

Try to get a flu vaccine by as soon as possible. A flu shot is an essential part of protecting your and your family’s health every year.

Learn more about flu and COVID-19 vaccines on the CDC website

If I’m not enrolled in VA care or VA’s Caregiver’s Program, do I need to bring anything with me to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

No, just show up to any walk-in clinic or to your schedule vaccine appointments. Those who are not enrolled in VA will be asked to complete a “COVID-19 VACCINATION WORKSHEET.”

Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I get?*

Yes, depending on supply. When scheduling an appointment, please speak with the clerk for your desired vaccine. Additionally, eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they initially 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.

*Vaccine offerings could change depending on supply.

I have a specific medical condition and don’t know if it’s a good idea for me to be vaccinated. Who should I ask?

If you have a question about your personal medical history, please communicate with your primary care provider. You can also learn quite a bit about the specifics of the COVID-19 vaccine at our Keep Me Informed tool.

What can I do to fight COVID-19?

Keep up the 3W’s! It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Even after vaccination, Veterans and employees should continue to:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Watch your distance (stay 6 feet apart)
  • Wash hands frequently

I am a Veteran who is not enrolled in VA health care. How can I enroll for VA care?

Click here to find out if you’re eligible and how to apply.

Where can I learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines?

Visit www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed and vaccine information page.