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COVID-19 vaccines and updates

VA offers current COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans. 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?

  • We offer COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans enrolled in VA health care. This includes Veterans who live or travel outside of the U.S. and are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program.

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

We offer COVID-19 vaccinations for Veterans by appointment at our main campus and all community clinics. 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.


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.

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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. 

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 our vaccine information page.