COVID-19 Vaccines - VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
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COVID-19 Vaccines

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:

  • 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.

UPDATED Eligibility! 

WHO – 

  • All Veterans.
  • Spouses of Veterans
  • Caregivers of Veterans
  • CHAMPVA Recipients

HOW - 

Online:  VA will call eligible individuals who sign up to stay informed to schedule their vaccination appointments.  You can sign up through the link here: 

Phone:  Eligible individuals can call to schedule directly with VA using the VA Northeast Ohio Vaccine   Scheduling Line at 216-707-7660. During high call volume times, the scheduling line may have long   wait times and   callers could be asked to leave a message.  VA will return calls for those who are interested in scheduling.   


WHERE -         

  • Akron VA Clinic Annex: 95 W Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH 44319  

  • Cleveland VA Medical Center: 10701 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106

  • Youngstown VA Clinic: 1815 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504

  • Parma VA Clinic: 8787 Brookpark Rd., Parma, OH 44129 

NOT ENROLLED -  Veterans who are not currently enrolled in VA health care can contact the VA Northeast Ohio Outreach team to explore their eligibility:  EnrollVANEO@VA.GOV / 216-707-7914. 

Why Get The Vaccine?

VANEOHS is working diligently to ensure all Veterans and staff who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can. Hear from subject matter experts and Veterans on why getting the vaccine is important.  

Jose Rivera, RN - Emergency Department Nurse Manager & Combat Veteran

David Canaday, MD - Infectious Disease Physician & Associate Director of Research for the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

James Holmes - Congressional Liaison & U.S. Navy Veteran 

Usha Stiefel, MD - Chief of Infectious Diseases 

Brett Carroll, Pharm.D. - Vaccine Distribution Coordinator 

Contact Info


  • VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 877-838-8262

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available