COVID-19 Vaccine Information For Veterans Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans who are enrolled in the federal VA health care system and would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination should contact their VA Medical Center at one of the hotline numbers below:
Alexandria VA Health Care System in Alexandria
Vaccinating veterans enrolled for VA health care who are 75 years and older or are in high-risk groups.
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport
Vaccinating veterans enrolled for VA health care who are 75 years and older or who have serious underlying health issues as determined by the federal VA.
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans
504.507.2819 or 800.935.8387, ext. 72819
Vaccinating veterans enrolled for VA health care who are:
- 65 and older
- ages 16-64 in high-risk groups (Dialysis, Chemotherapy, Homeless or congregate living, Long-term care facility, Spinal Cord Injury (inpatient or outpatient) and Transplant)
- ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions as defined by CDC (Cancer, Chronic kidney disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies, Obesity and Severe Obesity (BMI ≥30), Sickle Cell Disease, Smoking, Type II Diabetes and Pregnancy)
- any age and considered essential workers as defined by CDC (First responders (firefighters, police), Health care workers, Education (teachers, support staff, daycare), Agriculture and food processing workers Manufacturing, Corrections workers, US Postal Service workers, Public transit workers, Grocery store workers, Transportation and logistics, Food service, Shelter and housing (construction), Finance, IT and Communication, Energy workers, Media workers, Legal workers, Public safety (engineers) and Water and wastewater workers) (Must bring proof of work.)
Some designated family caregivers may qualify for vaccines.
Family caregivers who are enrolled in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) are eligible for vaccination when the veteran they care for becomes eligible. If the veteran you care for meets the criteria above, both you and the veteran may be able to get vaccinated now.
If you are a veteran and are not eligible to receive a vaccination through the federal VA health care system, you may be eligible to receive it through the state’s vaccine allocation. To find out if you’re eligible and to locate a vaccination site near you, visit https://ldh.la.gov/covidvaccine-locations/.
Note: This information is as of Monday, Feb. 1. Any updates will be posted on the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs’ website and social media pages.
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