COVID-19 Vaccines - Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. VA will have a limited amount of vaccines to start. We've worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time.

Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.

Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA's Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs

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Truman VA is now administering COVID-19 vaccinations to all qualified Veterans.

To be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination through Truman VA, a Veteran must be enrolled in VA health care. If a Veteran is not sure of his/her eligibility status, the Veteran should call (573) 814-6535 to enroll by telephone. Once eligible, the Veteran must inform the clerk that they want a vaccination appointment, which can be made at Truman VA, located at 800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, Missouri.

For Veterans who are already eligible and enrolled in VA health care, they can call (573) 814-6000, extension 54300, to make an appointment to be vaccinated. 
Truman VA is committed to offering all our enrolled Veterans an opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We appreciate your patience and support as we move forward with VA’s COVID-19 vaccination program.  Thank you.

Q: Is there currently an age requirement to be vaccinated?

A: No. Currently, enrolled eligible Veterans of any age may be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Q: Where can I get vaccinated?

A: Truman VA holds a dedicated COVID-19 vaccine clinic for enrolled eligible Veterans each week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at our medical center, which is located at 800 Hospital Drive. Veterans are vaccinated by appointment.

Q: How early should I arrive for my vaccination appointment?

A: Please do not arrive early for your appointment. We have limited space in the vaccine clinic waiting areas.

Q: Can I bring a spouse/friend with me to my vaccination appointment?

A: We respectfully request that unless you have a special need, that you arrive alone due to limited space in the clinic waiting areas.

Q: Is Truman VA vaccinating enrolled eligible Veterans at the Community-Based Outpatient Clinics?

A: Yes. Truman VA is holding limited off-site vaccine clinics at some of our Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). All but one so far have been by appointment only and on pre-scheduled dates. When calling to make your appointment, you may inquire about receiving your vaccination at a CBOC. However, based on the most up-to-date CBOC vaccination schedule, it may not be possible.

Q: Can family members or the general public be vaccinated at Truman VA?

A: No. At this time, we are only authorized to vaccinate enrolled eligible Veterans, VA employees, VA volunteers, VA contractors, and paid caregivers enrolled in VA’s Caregiver Support Program.

Q: How many doses of the vaccine are you administering?

A: At this time, Truman VA is administering more than 2,000 doses each week.

To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.

Contact Info

Location

  • Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital

Contact Number(s)

  • 573-814-6000 Ext. 54300

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available