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COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

At this time, all COVID-19 vaccine doses are being administered as part of normal clinic operations. Call the Tampa VA COVID Vaccine line at 813-558-3999 to schedule your appointment.

Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

The Tampa VA Healthcare System is now offering second boosters to some individuals (with a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine) if you are: 

  • 50 years of age or older and your first booster dose was at least 4 months ago.
  • Moderate to severely immune compromised and your first booster dose was at least 4 months ago (for some people, this will be a 5th dose).
  • 4 months out from a booster dose and had Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine for both your initial vaccine and your booster.

You are best protected when you are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines! We welcome you and your eligible loved ones to visit us:

How to get your booster:

Call the COVID Vaccine line at 813-558-3999 to schedule your appointment.

  • Main hospital/SCI dining room vaccine appointments: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Patient walk-ins will be accepted if patient is on-site and clinic can accommodate.
  • Community-based Outpatient Clinics vaccine appointments: 8:00 a.m. – noon.
    • Patient walk-ins will be accepted if patient is on-site at the Primary Care Annex, South Hillsborough (SOHI) and New Port Richey Clinic.

For the latest COVID-19 vaccine and testing updates, please bookmark this page.

COVID-19 Testing

The James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) Main Campus is the only Tampa VA site for COVID-19 testing.

We are only testing symptomatic patients at this site. If you are symptomatic, please contact your primary care provider first to order a test.

The testing location is located in the parking lot of the Main Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)/Polytrauma Entrance. 

Hours of Operations are:

  • Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday/Federal Holidays, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Map and directions

Home COVID-19 Testing

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.