VA will vaccinate veterans 50 or older in St. Louis region, starting this weekend

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Eligible St. Louis County employees receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the St. Louis County mass vaccination site at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. The mass vaccination site in Ferguson has been operating since Jan. 29, vaccinating qualified county employees ahead of the public starting Feb. 3.

The VA St. Louis Health Care System will administer COVID-19 vaccines at Grand Hall on Chouteau and VA Outpatient Clinics in St. Louis County, St. Charles County and St. Clair County in Illinois, starting this weekend.

Enrolled veterans who are 50 years old and over, or with comorbidities, may now sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccination.

Veterans must have a scheduled appointment; no walk-in appointments are permitted.

“The specified VA clinics will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to all enrolled Veterans 50 years old and above, this weekend!” said Director Keith Repko in a news release.  “Receiving the vaccine is like having hope delivered, healing is coming! As vaccine supplies increase, our ultimate goal is to offer COVID-19 vaccination to all veterans and employees who want to be vaccinated.”

  • Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and March 7, 2021 – Moderna Vaccine:       

 St. Louis County VA Clinic – 6854 Parker Road St. Louis, MO 63133

St. Clair County (IL) VA Clinic – 1190 Fortune Blvd., Shiloh, IL 62269

St. Charles County VA Clinic – 844 Waterbury Falls Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 – Pfizer Vaccine:

Grand Hall on Chouteau – 2319 Chouteau Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103

To make an appointment:            

Vaccine is free of charge; Veterans interested in getting vaccinated should send email  to STLCOVIDVetVaccine@va.gov with their name and phone number. Do not include any private information such as medical diagnoses or Social Security number.  A member of the VA Vaccine Scheduling Office will call to screen and schedule the appointment.

The vaccine is administered in two doses, 28 days apart (Moderna) and 21 days apart (Pfizer). The side effects appear similar to those of other vaccines and are short-lived.  The veterans’ next vaccine appointment will be scheduled once they receive their first dose.

Veterans must be currently signed up to receive health care at the VA to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the St. Louis VA system. If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply by completing the health care application VA Form 10-10EZ (January 2020) in one of these ways: Online at:  https://www.va.gov/health-care/apply/application  or call the Health Eligibility Center at 877-222-8387 (press 1); M-F, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.