COVID-19 Vaccines - John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

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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.

For more information, go to the CDC website.

Detroit VA Health Care System COVID-19 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.

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.

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

Contact Info

Location

  • John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

Contact Number(s)

  • 313-576-1000

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available