Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. VA is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance to pause in providing the Janssen vaccine at this time. This pause is due to a concern about possible rare side effects. Your safety is our top priority. For more information, go to the CDC website. Read the CDC and FDA statement on the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a vaccine appointment scheduled, your VA health facility will work with you to determine what to do next.
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:
- 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.
Your Shreveport VAccination Update
The Shreveport VA offers vaccinations from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., seven days a week, at the Main Facility, and weekend vaccinations at the Veterans Clinics in Longview, Monroe, and Texarkana.
Veterans, Spouses, and Caregivers, and non-enrolled Veterans are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Some Walk-In times available, depending on the number of vaccines on hand.
Please call 318-990-5820 if you have a question.
The Shreveport VA has temporarily paused administration of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine based on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommendations. This pause is due to a concern about possible rare side effects. Your safety is our top priority.
We continue to offer the Moderna vaccine, which is proven to be safe and effective.
For more information, go to the CDC website.
- Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
Hours of Operation
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