COVID-19 Vaccines - James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida
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James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida

 

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.

Our facilities are now offering vaccinations to all Veterans who are patients at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital & Clinic, regardless of age or medical condition.

There is no need to preregister or come to a facility to sign up, although Veterans are encouraged to let their Primary Care Provider know so that they can make a note in the patient’s chart and follow up when vaccine is available to them. As additional vaccine becomes available, VA care teams will reach out to eligible Veterans to schedule vaccinations. As supply changes week-to-week, please check the schedule below as we are sometimes able to offer unscheduled walk-ins at certain locations.

JAHVH COVID-19 Vaccine Sites (hours of operation change week-to-week).

JAHVH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

May 2 - 8

USF Yuengling Center
Pfizer

Tues -  Sat
7:30 am – 3 pm

Community will schedule appointments at tampava.eventbrite.com

WALK-INS: Available for Veterans

PCA
Janssen (J&J)

Fri, May 7

Scheduled appointments, 8 am - 12:45 pm

WALK-INS: 9 am - 12 pm

New Port Richey Outpatient Clinic    
Moderna

M - F

Scheduled appointments -  7:30 am - 3 pm (last appointment)

WALK-INS: 8 am - 1 pm

South Hillsborough (Riverview) Community-Based Outpatient Clinic 
Moderna

No appointments this week

Lakeland Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Pfizer

Thurs, May 6

Appointments only

Brooksville Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Pfizer

Tues, May 4

Scheduled appointments,  8 am - 12:45 pm

WALK-INS: 9 am - 12 pm

Lecanto Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Moderna

Thurs, May 6

Appointments only

Zephyrhills Community-Based Outpatient Clinic 
Pfizer

No appointments this week



For more information, please visit the VA COVID-19 Vaccine website: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.


***If you are a:

-Veteran not eligible for or not enrolled in VA health care;
-the family member of a Veteran who receives care at the VA or a Veteran not eligible for VA health care;
-or the family member of a VHA employee,

-AND you meet current State of Florida COVID-19 vaccine eligibility guidelines

please visit this website for information about vaccines provided to the community thanks to a partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County: www.tampava.eventbrite.com


Contact Info

Location

  • James A. Haley Veterans Hospital - Tampa, Florida

Contact Number(s)

  • 813-558-3999

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available