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COVID-19 vaccines and testing

Safe care is our mission. VA Sioux Falls Healthcare System offers the COVID-19 vaccine to ALL Veterans, Veteran spouses, caregivers of Veterans, and CHAMPVA recipients at no cost.

The VA Sioux Falls Healthcare System currently has the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine available, and is only vaccinating individuals 18+ years of age.

The CDC has issued new terminology on vaccine status. Please visit "Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines" to determine if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination status. The recommendations will be different depending on your age, health status and when you first got vaccinated and/or your booster.


Congress has passed a law which allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Veterans
  • Spouse of a Veteran
  • Caregivers of a Veteran
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits

While at VA you will need to wear a face mask, and physical distancing measures will be in place. For more about vaccinations at VA, visit:

Note: Your employer, pharmacy, or local public health officials may offer you a COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to take the first opportunity you have to get a vaccine at the most convenient location for you.

To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.

COVID-19 Testing

The VA Sioux Falls Healthcare system offers COVID-19 testing to Veterans who are having symptoms that they feel may be related to COVID-19 and are enrolled in VA Healthcare.  Currently, testing is only done at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans' Memorial Hospital.  Appointments are required.   Please call  605-336-3230, ext. 5001 or 800-316-8387, ext. 5001 (toll free), or contact your primary care provider to schedule an appointment.

Anyone can order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests at, or by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489). Order tests now so you have them when you need them. Learn more about COVID-19 testing at VA.