PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Philadelphia VA will be holding a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, January 23 for eligible veterans, including those from New Jersey.
Vaccines will be administered on a walk-in basis to both veterans 75 years and older, as well as to veterans 65 to 75 years old who are at an elevated risk.
To help with patient flow, veterans whose last names begin with letters A through M should arrive at the VA between 7:30AM and 11:00AM. Veterans whose last names begin with the letters N through Z should arrive between 11:00AM and 3:00PM.
In addition, veterans younger than 65 who are at an elevated risk can receive a vaccine at the clinic, but must be referred by their clinic care team based on national criteria, and can only be scheduled to receive a vaccine based on that referral.
Vaccines will be administered at the main hospital, located at 3900 Woodland Avenue in Philadelphia.
Every effort will be made to vaccinate all veterans in those categories who come to the clinic, including any eligible veteran from New Jersey. The VA will also have staff on site to register veterans who are not yet enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans who are not yet enrolled are encouraged to bring a copy of their DD-214 to assist with the process.
In addition to Saturday's clinic, the Philadelphia VA will be vaccinating eligible veterans daily by appointment only from 7:30AM to 3:00PM, Monday through Saturday.
Eligible veterans include those aged 75 or older. Veterans who are younger than 75 and who are at an elevated risk can be referred by their clinical care team based on national criteria. Those veterans who believe they are in the elevated risk category should reach out to their VA clinic team for guidance on scheduling.