COVID-19 Vaccines - Kansas City VA Medical Center
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Kansas City VA Medical Center

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

VA is providing the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.

We are working to vaccinate as many eligible individuals as quickly as possible.

Easier access to vaccines and more people eligible

VA is adding walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at all VA facilities and outpatient clinics that offer COVID-19 vaccines. Please check hours for vaccination clinics.

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

If you don't receive care at VA, we encourage you to pre-register online at least one hour before you go, to save time when you arrive. 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: www.va.gov/covidvaccine.

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.

Kansas City VA Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Update

ALL VETERANS, regardless of age, are now eligible to receive their vaccine.

To schedule an appointment call 816-922-2619 (Available Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Veterans must be able to return to the same site for their second dose if they recieve the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. 

Veterans who wish to enroll for VA Healthcare must meet the VA's eligibility criteria.

Click here to review applicable income limitations
Click here to review VA Eligibility Criteria

Our team is looking at all options to deliver the vaccines in an expedient manner as we receive more allocation.

Once you have received an appointment, plan to arrive at the appointed time--that means do not come early or late because we have limited space and we need to maintain social distance! After receiving the vaccine, you will be monitored for a specified period to ensure you do not have any adverse side effects.  During you visit, you will be scheduled to receive your second dose.   

If you decide to get a COVID-19 vaccine outside of VA, we encourage you to share this information with your VA health care team. You can send a picture of your vaccination record card to your VA provider through secure messaging. You can also add your vaccine information to your My HealtheVet health summary for your own records. To add your information, you’ll need a Premium My HealtheVet account. Learn more about managing your COVID-19 vaccine records online.

If you receive the first dose with a provider in the community, Kansas City VA Medical Center will not be able to administer the second dose. This is based on our allocation and the distribution of the vaccine. For every first dose that the VA receives, we receive a matching second dose thus ensuring that all will receive both doses as medically indicated.   

While vaccinations are underway, it is imperative that we continue the prevention practices we have used throughout the pandemic. These COVID-19 prevention practices keep our community safe until enough people are vaccinated. Kansas City VA Medical Center is following the Executive Order signed by President Biden on January 20, 2021 requiring mask wear and other public health measures to reduce the spread of the disease.

  • Kansas City VA Medical Center staff, patients, and Veterans arriving for appointments will be required to wear a mask at all times and stay at least 6 feet apart. 
  • Wearing a mask and keeping your distance protects you and others.
  • Wash your hands frequently and stay home when you are sick.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to vaccinate our Veterans!

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Kansas City VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 816-861-4700

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available