COVID-19 Vaccines - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek 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.

VA is resuming offering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older. This is in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, following a 10-day pause recommended by the CDC and FDA after a very small number of people who received the vaccine experienced rare but serious blood clots. After careful review and evaluation, the FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe for use and effective in preventing COVID-19. The available data show that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks and the chance of blood clots occurring following its administration is very low.

Anyone who is offered the J&J vaccine from VA will receive information about the potential risks and benefits of the vaccine, including the rare risk of blood clots and will be made aware of alternative vaccine options. The primary goal of COVID-19 vaccination is to protect those we serve from COVID-19, and VA's priority remains the safety of all those receiving vaccine from VA, including Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, employees and federal partners. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA, visit www.va.gov/covidvaccine/.

Congress has passed a new law that allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to more people. VA is now able to offer vaccine to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA when their local VA facilities have enough 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

The best way to stay informed is to sign up to tell us you'd like to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Your local VA facility will then contact you when they have a vaccine for you.

For your continued health and safety during this pandemic, please don't come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment unless you are coming to a specific scheduled event such as a walk-in clinic or drive-through clinic that does not require an appointment.

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.

The Battle Creek VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics are now providing the COVID-19 vaccine to ALL Veterans regardless of age or pre-existing conditions. Starting April 10, 2021, we will also be providing vaccination to anyone who has served in the military, their spouses, and cargivers who qualify under the SAVES LIVES Act (SLA) including at our mobile and walk-in clinics.

Vaccine clinics are being scheduled, based on availability of vaccine, Monday through Friday at the Battle Creek VAMC and Wyoming CBOC with additional weekend clinics scheduled on some weekends. Vaccine clinics at the Muskegon, Lansing, and Benton Harbor CBOC are done once or twice per week with some additional Saturday clinics scheduled based on vaccine availability.

For CDC/FDA press release on pause please visit: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines#news


Appinments can be scheduled through your PACT clerk or (269)966-5600  Press 8 and follow prompts to schedule.


Upcoming Mobile and Walk-In Clinic Events (no appointment needed!):

Battle Creek VA Medical Center

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 
Follow the signs for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic


Wyoming VA CBOC


Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 


Grand Haven, MI, American Legion Charles Conklin Post #28 Open to All Veterans, Spouses and Caregivers
Thursday April 29, 2021
10 a.m. -2 p.m.
700 Harbor Avenue, Grand Haven, MI, 49417

Grand Valley State University- Grand Rapids Campus- Open to All Veterans, Spouses and Caregivers
Friday, April 30, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Grand Rapaids Campus-Seward Parking lot (off of Fulton)

Contact Info

Location

  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 35053
  • 269-223-5053

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available