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St. Cloud VA Offering Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

PRESS RELEASE

November 23, 2021

St. Cloud , MN — The St. Cloud VA offers COVID-19 vaccine booster doses at the Medical Center in St. Cloud and VA Clinics in Alexandria, Brainerd and Montevideo using the Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, and CHAMPVA beneficiaries can receive COVID-19 booster doses through VA.

The CDC’s updated recommendations for booster doses make the following groups eligible for a booster dose:

  • Persons who completed a primary mRNA COVID-19 (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine series six or more months ago and who are 18 and older.
  • Persons who received at Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months prior and are aged 18 and older.

CDC also recommends an additional (third) dose of Moderna vaccine for persons with moderate to severe immune compromise who competed a second dose of Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago. 

St. Cloud VA continues to provide the Moderna or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to those who have not yet been vaccinated.

Prescheduled appointments are required for all vaccinations. Walk-in vaccinations will not be provided.

Veterans can schedule a vaccine or booster for themselves and their spouse or caregiver by calling 320-252-1670 and selecting Option 8 weekdays between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Unenrolled Veterans or spouses or caregivers who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination at VA should visit and complete the vaccine sign-up form at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/sign-up/ before calling to schedule.

A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card should be brought to all vaccine appointments.

Veterans, spouses and caregivers can also receive a vaccine or booster shot at no cost outside of VA. Locate a vaccine site at Vaccines.gov - Search for COVID-19 vaccine locations.

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