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COVID-19 vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine. VA will have a limited amount of this vaccine to start. We’ve worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time.

Under this plan, we’ll first offer vaccines to these 2 groups:

  • Veterans living in our long-term care facilities, and
  • VA health care personnel. Vaccinating our high-risk VA health care personnel helps us continue providing care for Veterans.

We based this plan on these criteria from CDC guidelines:

  • Risk of becoming infected with the virus
  • Risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19
  • Risk of spreading the virus to others
  • Risk of harm to society if essential workers, including health care personnel, are unable to work

After the first 2 groups, we’ll begin to offer vaccines to more Veterans who are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Your VA health care team will contact you if you’re eligible to get a vaccine during this time.

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

For Enrolled Veterans: Where and How to Get a COVID Vaccine

Southeast Louisiana Veterans can receive a vaccine at VA by appointment or walk in. 

For questions about vaccines or to make an appointment, contact VA at 1-800-935-8387 extension 72819 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Please bring your vaccine card on return visits for second doses and boosters. 

Walk ins should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the close of the vaccine clinic. 

Vaccine Clinic Locations and Times 

New Orleans Veterans Medical Center, 2400 Canal Street

Monday—Friday     7 a.m.—3 p.m. 

Baton Rouge Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 7968 Essen Park Avenue

The Baton Rouge Community-Based Outpatient Clinic offers Moderna vaccines on Wednesdays and Pfizer vaccines on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Tuesday and Thursday     8 a.m.—noon.

Wednesday     8 a.m.—noon.    

The Houma Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 6433 West Park Avenue

Friday     1 p.m.—3 p.m.

The Hammond Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 1131 South Morrison Boulevard

Wednesday     9 a.m.—3 p.m. 

The Slidell Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 60491 Doss Drive, Suite B

Friday     8 a.m.—noon 


For Non-Enrolled Veterans, Spouses and Caregivers: COVID Vaccine Registration

If you are not an enrolled Veteran and believe you are eligible for a vaccine from VA under the SAVE LIVES Act, register to receive the vaccine here: Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA | Veterans Affairs