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COVID-19 vaccines: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA by appointment or walk-in clinic. Visit our vaccine information page.

For VA-specific information: Read our coronavirus FAQs and public health response, or use our coronavirus chatbot.

Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.

For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.

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COVID VACCINE UPDATE

The Detroit VA Medical Center is now offering vaccines on a walk-in basis to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers.

Locations and times for vaccine availability:


John D. Dingell VAMC
4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

  • Monday-Friday - PACT Clinic Teams A-G
  • Saturday - PACT Team A only
  • Request an appointment – 313-576-1051

Pontiac CBOC
44200 Woodward Avenue, Suite 208
Pontiac, MI 48341

Yale CBOC
7470 Brockway Road
Yale, MI 48097

Veterans and their family members wishing to make an appointment for the vaccine, or another healthcare issue, may call our COVID-19 Hotline at (800) 511-8056 and pressing Option 8 to be connected to a scheduling assistant.

To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page: www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine


General SAVE LIVES Qualifications

The expanded authority under the SAVES LIVES Act depends on readily available COVID-19 vaccine supply and requires VA to continue to prioritize for Veterans enrolled in VA care.

These groups are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine:
  • Veterans
  • Spouses of a Veteran
  • Caregivers of a Veteran
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits
  • Eligible Veterans
    • Anyone who served in the U.S. military is eligible to be vaccinated through VA.
    • Veteran eligibility for VA services under the SAVE LIVES Act is for the vaccine only.
    • Veterans wishing to enroll for VA Health Care will need to complete registration through Detroit VA to determine eligibility.  A copy of a DD-214 is required by Veterans wishing to enroll for VA Health Care.
 
  • Eligible Spouse
    For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a spouse to include marriage, same-sex and common-law marriages. This includes a widow or widower of a Veteran.  If you characterize your relationship as spousal, you can receive the vaccine. You must be present with Veteran in order to receive the vaccine. 
  • Eligible Caregivers 
    For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to the Veteran. Caregivers may help the Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing. They may also help the Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation. You must be present with Veteran in order to receive the vaccine. 

Your employer, pharmacy, health care provider’s office, 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.


More information on the expanded eligibility is available on the Detroit VA website at www.detroit.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp


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    John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

    4646 John R Street
    Detroit, MI 48201
    313-576-1000
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    • 800-511-8056
      The Detroit VA Medical Center's Telephone Call Center is able to assist with appointment management, prescription refills and general medical questions or concerns. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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