COVID-19 Vaccine - Milwaukee VA Medical Center
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Milwaukee VA Medical Center

 

COVID-19 Vaccine

*Milwaukee VA or its community clinics in Appleton, Cleveland, Green Bay and Union Grove will contact you directly when your vaccine priority group is reached.

To stay connected by ensuring your contact information is correct by connecting with your clinic or updating it at MyHealtheVet or by subscribing to Milwaukee VA Medical Center alerts from the homepage.


COVID-19 Update - March 4, 2021

Changes to age group now 55 and older

Earlier this week, Milwaukee VA lowered the age threshold -- from 65 to 60 -- for enrolled Veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Now we're lowering it to 55.

The new threshold is effective immediately and will include the walk-in clinic 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the medical center, 5000 W. National Ave.

Any Veterans unable to get vaccinated Saturday due to the clinic reaching capacity early will receive an appointment to get the shot at a later date.

Staff will continue calling Veterans and using VEText to schedule appointments.

If you previously opted out of VEText or want to check if you are still “opted in” to receive texts, you may send a text message to 530-79 with the message “Start”.

Be the first in your age group to get the vaccine by joining the walk-in clinic on, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 6, 2021 at Milwaukee VA Medical Center. If the clinic capacity is met on March 6 before 2 p.m., then you will receive an appointment before you leave the campus.


COVID-19 vaccines virtual town halls for Veterans

Recently, Milwaukee VA’s Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Nathan Gundacker, Pharmacy Chief Dr. Kimberly Bell and COVID-19 Response Team Director Dr. Ankur Patel hosted a virtual town hall with Veterans and the community discussing the vaccine rollout and talked about the history of COVID-19 and why the vaccine is in the best interest of everyone – to protect everyone.

The next COVID-19 vaccines virtual town hall will be March 10, from noon until 1 p.m. Follow the live video event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/742794639944198

[VIDEO] Vaccine town hall

Subject matter experts

Listen or watch the virtual town hall from March 3, by clicking the image to the right or here.


Protect Everyone

As always, if you have already expressed your interest in receiving the vaccine, there is no need to share again, but if you previously expressed “no interest” or have yet to connect with your health care team about your decision, you can always call your health care team and let them know your decision on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 

You can securely message your health care team using MyHealtheVet at www.myhealth.va.gov or connect with your health care team by calling your clinic.  

Have questions about VA enrollment and eligibility? 

Call 877-222-8387

Your health and safety remain our top priority. Know that our nurses are always available 24 hours a day to speak with you about any health concerns. To reach them, please call 1-888-469-6614.  

Additional resources: 

For more information on VA’s vaccine planning or enrollment visit “Who will get a COVID-19 vaccine first” or VA's enrollment website.

For enrollment questions, check out VA's enrollment and eligibility website or call the enrollment hot-line at 877-222-8387.

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Website:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html


Here are some links to other COVID-19 Vaccine Information. To stay up to date and informed by subscribing to Milwaukee VA's news alerts and notifications visting our home page and then "Subscribe to Receive
Email Updates". Start by clicking here.