COVID-19 Vaccines - Cheyenne VA Medical Center
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Cheyenne VA Medical Center

 

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.

VA is resuming offering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older. This is in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, following a 10-day pause recommended by the CDC and FDA after a very small number of people who received the vaccine experienced rare but serious blood clots. After careful review and evaluation, the FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe for use and effective in preventing COVID-19. The available data show that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks and the chance of blood clots occurring following its administration is very low.

Anyone who is offered the J&J vaccine from VA will receive information about the potential risks and benefits of the vaccine, including the rare risk of blood clots and will be made aware of alternative vaccine options. The primary goal of COVID-19 vaccination is to protect those we serve from COVID-19, and VA's priority remains the safety of all those receiving vaccine from VA, including Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, employees and federal partners. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA, visit www.va.gov/covidvaccine/.

Congress has passed a new law that allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to more people. VA is now able to offer vaccine to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA when their local VA facilities have enough 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

The best way to stay informed is to sign up to tell us you'd like to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Your local VA facility will then contact you when they have a vaccine for you.

For your continued health and safety during this pandemic, please don't come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment unless you are coming to a specific scheduled event such as a walk-in clinic or drive-through clinic that does not require an appointment.

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.

 

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Schedule by MyHealtheVet

All enrolled Veterans are strongly encouraged to use MyHealtheVet to contact their care team. Your care team will reach out to you to schedule your appointment.

Schedule by Phone:

To schedule your appointment by phone, please call 307-778-7550, and Press 8 for our COVID Information Line, then choose from the options below

  • To leave a message with your Name, Last 4, and your phone number, Press 1

  • To schedule your appointment, Press 2 (due to high call volumes and long wait times, we recommend using the message line)

  • To schedule transportation to your appointment, Press 3

Schedule by VEText:

The Cheyenne VA Healthcare System now has the capability to schedule Veterans for the COVID-19 Vaccination, through your cell phone, without waiting on the phone. 

VEText (53709) will send messages allowing Veterans to schedule an appointment by text message. This automated process will schedule appointments directly with VA into COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

We are sending these messages out in stages (based on CDC criteria) so not every Veteran will get a text at the same time.  Only Veterans who meet the current CDC criteria and have provided their cell phone numbers will be included.  If you receive a text message from number 53709, you know it is from VEText. Please respond so that we can get you scheduled as soon as possible.

Schedule through the VA's Community Care Network

VA's Community Care Network urgent care locations and retail pharmacies will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide for eligible Veterans.

Community Care eligible Veterans can identify in-network urgent care facilities and retail pharmacies where they can receive their COVID-19 vaccination by using VA's Facility Locator at https://www.va.gov/find-locations.

By enabling Community Care Network providers and pharmacies to deliver free vaccine-only services to Veterans, VA is directly contributing to the nation's critical need for additional inoculation locations.

Community Care eligible Veterans are enrolled Veterans that are going to an in-network pharmacy or urgent care location, and all you need to do is present a government-issued ID (doesn’t need to be the VHIC) and tell the pharmacy that they are a Veteran wanting to get their COVID-19 shot through the VA’s Community Care Network.

Contact Info

Location

  • Cheyenne VA HCS

Contact Number(s)

  • 307-778-7550 Ext. Press 8, then 1

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only