COVID-19 Vaccines - Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center
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Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. VA will have a limited amount of vaccines 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.

Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.

Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA's Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs


Close-up of COVID-19 vial held by a health care worker 
 

COVID-19 vaccinations for Walla Walla VA enrolled Veterans are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Vaccine allocation is being distributed starting with Veterans who are at the highest risk of serious illness should they contract the virus using a national risk stratifcation plan.

At the current time, vaccine supply is limited, and the Walla Walla VA expects insterest for vaccination to far exceed vaccine supply. As supplies are received, the Walla Walla VA will continue to contact enrolled Veterans to offer the vaccine.

CURRENT WEEKEND VACCINE CLINIC OFFERINGS

Message box with vaccine clinic information for March 6 and march 13
Veterans are invited to CALL NOW to schedule a vaccine appointment for either March 6 at the Richland CBOC (for Veterans 65 years and older) or March 13 at the Walla Walla VA main campus (for Veterans of all ages). CALL 509.525.5200, and dial "2" and "2" or ask for the call center to get scheduled.

VACCINE UPDATE AS OF MARCH 5, 2021

The Walla Walla VA is actively contacting health care eligible Veterans at all clinic locations to schedule appointments for vaccinations. Walk-ins and requests for appointments are not occurring at this time.

  • The Walla Walla VA main campus location is currently contacting Veterans of ALL ages for scheduling. 
  • The La Grande, Lewiston, Richland, and Yakima VA CBOC locations are currently contacting Veterans 60 years and older for scheduling.
  • Veterans who are registered for care with the Enterprise and Boardman Telehealth Clinics will also be called and scheduled to a VAWW location they can easily travel to.

Additionally, Veterans in the outlying clinic areas who have not yet been contacted are being called by scheduling staff at the main Walla Walla VA campus and being offered vaccination appointments at the Walla Walla campus location. 

Please do NOT CALL to inquire about vaccinations. Walla Walla VA Veterans are encouraged to check for COVID-19 vaccination information updates at both of these sites:  VAWW’s website and  VAWW’s Facebook page. To get the lastest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's COVID-19 vaccines at VA webpage. Also, refer to CDC's COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION:  Have you checked to see if your contact information is up-to-date in your health record? We are using the phone number(s) listed in the patients' records to schedule appointments. You can update your record by at My HealtheVet, at the VA.gov Resources page, or by calling Walla Walla VA's Eligibility Dept. at 509.525.5200, ext. 26952.

If you have questions about how the vaccine might affect you, reach out to your health care team via My HealtheVet or phone. You can also access CDC's FAQs information page for additional information. If you have general questions about vaccine scheduling besides when you will be called, you can call Linda Wondra, Public Affairs Officer, at 509.525.5200, ext. 26520 or 509.386.1117 (VA cell).

Please know that the Walla Walla VA is working expeditiously to contact Veterans to schedule vaccine appointments working with available vaccine supplies. Thank you for your patience.


 

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

Contact Info

Location

  • Walla Walla VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 888-687-8863
  • 509-525-5200 Ext. 26520

Hours of Operation

  • Vaccinations offered by
    appointment only