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:
- 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.
*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