Find all current and up-to-date information regarding South Texas Veterans Health Care System's actions to protect Veterans against COVID-19.
Latest updates: October 12, 2023
New guidance for 2023-2024 vaccines
The CDC recommends that all adults get an updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine.
If you got a COVID-19 vaccine before September 12, 2023, you should get a single dose of an updated 2023-2024 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax).
If you never got a COVID-19 vaccine before, you should choose one of these options:
- Get 1 dose of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech or updated Moderna vaccine, or
- Get 2 doses of the updated Novavax vaccine
If you have certain conditions that weaken your immune system, you may be eligible to get additional doses of an updated 2023-2024 vaccine. Ask your provider how many doses they recommend for you.
Before you go to a VA health facility to get a COVID-19 vaccine, call to make sure the facility has the vaccine you want.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information
The COVID-19 vaccine is offered at various sites across South Texas Veterans Health Care System to all Veterans enrolled in VA health care.
The health and safety or our Veterans and staff remain a top priority for VA. Vaccine remains the best way to protect everyone from serious illness. Protect yourself, your family, and your community by scheduling your appointment today. COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be effective in diminishing the spread of the virus within our communities.
Veterans are asked to bring their valid VA ID card with them and the CDC Vaccination Card.
To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.
COVID-19 Testing | Appointment required
Veterans are encouraged to review each South Texas Veterans Health Care System location-specific guidance regarding COVID-19 testing:
Audie L. Murphy Campus- Veterans who are not in medical distress and request COVID-19 testing should contact their primary care physician by calling the COPAC at 210-949-9702 or their Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) by secure messaging so an order may be placed to schedule a COVID test appointment. COVID testing is by appointment only.
Patients that present to the Emergency Department will be screened prior to being tested. For Veterans that are tested, results are available within 1-2 days of collection.
Kerrville Campus –Veterans are encouraged to contact their primary care physician for further guidance. Veterans may visit the following link for community locations: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/covid-19-testing/kerrville-covid-7728.html
Outpatient Clinic (OPC) and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC): Veterans enrolled in the following OPC or CBOC are encouraged to contact their primary care physician by calling the COPAC at 210-949-9702 or PACT team by secure messaging to schedule a COVID test with Quest Diagnostics or North Central Federal Clinic for swabbing. A list of free San Antonio testing site locations is also available at: https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/What-YOU-Can-Do/Testing#TestingLocation
- Audie L. Murphy Internal Medicine Clinic
- North Central Federal Clinic
- South Bexar
- Balcones Heights
- North Bexar
- Pecan Valley
- New Braunfels
- San Antonio Northwest Health Care Center
- San Antonio VA Clinic
- Shavano Park
- Southwest VA Clinic
Victoria Outpatient Clinic: Antigen testing is provided if patients are symptomatic. Veterans are encouraged to contact their PACT team by secure messaging or calling 210-949-9702 to schedule a COVID test due to limited resources. Veterans may also visit NextCare Urgent Care for patients outside the Victoria catchment area. Veterans may visit the City of Victoria website for community locations: https://www.victoriatx.org/596/COVID-19
Order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests at COVIDtests.gov, 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.
South Texas will continue to share new information as it becomes available.