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Veteran Health Indiana is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, spouses, caregivers, and CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act. Call 317-988-4899 for more information. More Details

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COVID-19 vaccines: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Visit our vaccine information page.

For VA-specific information: Read our coronavirus FAQs and public health response, or use our coronavirus chatbot.

Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.

For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.

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Veteran Flu Clinic Open

A Walk-in Flu Clinic is available for veterans enrolled in VA health care from 7:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. ET each day.  No appointment is necessary. The VA Medical Center is located at 1481 W. 10th St., Indianapolis.

This year, your Indianapolis VAMC is administering the FLUAD vaccine for patients 65 and older, and the AFLURIA for all others.  The “high dose” formulation of the FLUAD vaccine causes the immune system to have a higher response to the vaccine.

In addition to the Walk-in Flu Clinic, Veterans have the option to get vaccinated during their regularly scheduled VA appointments at the VAMC and at VA clinic locations in Indiana. Veterans enrolled in VA health care who received their flu shot elsewhere (such as community doctors and pharmacies) are asked to contact their VA primary care clinic and provide that information for their health record.

Veterans may schedule for COVID-19 vaccines by asking their primary care provider or by calling 317-988-4899. COVID doses 1 & 2 can be given in the Flu Clinic at the medical center. Please check it at the counter of the former credit union at the West 10th Street entrance. 

Veteran Health Indiana (VHI) is preparing to administer the third dose of the COVID vaccine (often referred to as a “booster”) when it becomes available to VA.  VHI only administers the Moderna and the Janssen vaccines, not the Pfizer vaccine .

Veteran patients can also get their flu vaccine from one of our community partners at the following locations:

  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Kroger Pharmacy
  • Safeway Pharmacy
  • Costco Pharmacy
  • Wegmans Pharmacy
  • Walmart Pharmacy

These pharmacies will provide no-cost, no copayment flu vaccinations to enrolled Veterans, no appointment or referral is required.  Veteran patients should tell the medical staff they are an eligible Veteran and show a government-issued ID (e.g., Veterans Health Identification Card or drivers license).  More information is available by contacting the Office of Community Care National Contact Center at 877-881-7618.  Please remember to enter your community-administered flu vaccine information in your MyHealtheVet or pass along to your primary care staff during a VA medical appointment.

The best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications is with a flu vaccine.  Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.

For more information on flu vaccinations and prevention, go to https://www.prevention.va.gov/flu/ or https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm

 

Veteran Health Indiana is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, spouses, caregivers, and CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act. Veterans and eligible individuals under the SAVE LIVES Act may call 317-988-4899, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to schedule their vaccine appointment at the following locations: Indianapolis VA Medical Center VA Clinics at Bloomington, Indy West, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Terre Haute, Wakeman, and West Lafayette. We are accepting walk-ins (during operating hours) at all our locations. Spouses and caregivers (of Veterans not enrolled in VA health care) should call first (317-988-4899) to register in order to same time on site. 

The medical center is administering the Moderna vaccine and the community VA clinics are administering the Janssen (one shot) vaccine. 

To enroll in VA health care, new patients should contact the Indianapolis VA Medical Center’s Health Benefits Unit at 317-988-4310 or enroll on-line at https://www.va.gov/health-care/

Visit VA’s website link at www.va.gov/health/ or www.indianapolis.va.gov for COVID-19 and VA health care resources.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, call us first before going to a clinic, urgent care center, or emergency room at 317-554-0000, option 2. Calling first helps us protect you, medical staff, and other patients.

If you would like to get tested for COVID-19, contact your primary care provider by calling the Patient Response Center at 317-988-1772, option 2 or send a secure message via MyHealtheVet at www.myhealth.va.gov  

Virtual appointments are available through VA Video Connect. With Video Connect, you can meet with your VA provider using your digital device. 

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