VA Medical system is now
able to vaccinate spouses, Veterans (enrolled and unenrolled) of all ages and
passed a new law, the SAVE LIVES act, that allows Houston VA to offer COVID-19
vaccines to Veterans who are not enrolled in VA health care, along with some
spouses and caregivers and CHAMPVA beneficiaries.
Houston VA has
plenty of COVID vaccine and we are now vaccinating Veterans of all ages
(regardless of whether they are enrolled at the VA), their spouses and caregivers,
as well as CHAMPVA beneficiaries.
You can walk in
without an appointment to get the vaccine at our main medical center (2002
Holcombe Blvd) at the following locations every week through the month of
Monday-Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Building 108A
Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Drive Thru Vaccine
Clinic, enter through our Almeda gate and get the vaccine from the comfort of
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon, Drive Thru Vaccine
Clinic; noon to 4 p.m., Main Medical Center Primary Care hallway on first floor
* If you are the
spouse of a Veteran and would like to get the vaccine, bring your Veteran’s
social security number and your ID with
you as verification.
*If you are
a Veteran who is not enrolled in the VA but would like to get the vaccine, be
sure to bring your DD214 with you as verification.
following groups of individuals are eligible to be
scheduled and receive the COVID-19 vaccination at any Houston VA facility.
Veterans and their spouses
Group 8E and 8G Veterans and their spouses
Eligible Veterans and their spouses (Except groups outlined below)
(Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers)
of Veterans participating in the VA’s Program of General Caregiver Support
of Veterans participating in the VA’s Medical Foster Home Program, Bowel
and Bladder Program, Home Based Primary Care Program, or Veteran Directed
of Discharge 12D and their spouses
following groups of individuals and their spouses are not
eligible to be scheduled or receive the COVID-19 Vaccination at
of Discharge 12C
Note: Your employer, pharmacy, or local
public health officials may offer you a COVID-19 vaccine. Our goal is for you
to be protected from COVID-19, and we encourage you to take the first
opportunity you have to get a vaccine at the most convenient location for you.
Visit our vaccine information page for more information about our walk-in
vaccine clinic events. You can also call us at 713-794-8985 if you would
like to make an appointment to get the vaccine. If you have questions
about your eligibility for a vaccine, call our eligibility office at
For your information,
Richard L. Halferty USN (ret)
Lone Star Chapter of Korean War Veterans, Inc.