VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
VAGLAHS Offers Vaccines to Veterans of All Ages
March 15, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Offers Vaccines to Veterans of All Ages
LOS ANGELES - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) announces that it is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans of all ages.
VAGLAHS now has a steady supply of vaccines and the capacity to vaccinate at a greater rate. Because of these two factors, VAGLAHS is no longer offering vaccines based on priority groups, but is offering vaccines to all Veterans eligible for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) healthcare and enrolled with VAGLAHS.
Veterans are encouraged to call the VAGLAHS COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Line at (310) 268-4900 to schedule an appointment. There is also a self-scheduling option for Veterans using MyHealtheVet, VHA’s personal online health record management system.
VAGLAHS will continue to employ a “fast track” process to ensure Veterans in high-risk categories will have access to appointments with minimal wait times.
Veterans having trouble getting an appointment should reach out to their primary care provider.
Veterans who are ineligible for a vaccine at this time are, Veterans with an allergy to a component of the vaccine, Veterans with an active COVID infection (infection diagnosed in the last 20 days. Veteran may receive vaccine once 20 days have passed from the time of diagnosis), and Veterans who have received antibody therapy for COVID in the last 90 days.
Primary and Secondary Caregivers of Veterans who are formally enrolled and participating in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) are also eligible to receive a vaccination at VAGLAHS facilities.
For more info, please visit www.losangelesva.gov.
ABOUT VAGLAHS: VAGLAHS is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to Veterans residing in Southern California. VAGLAHS consists of two ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 9 community-based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves Veterans residing throughout five counties: Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. There are approximately 1.4 million Veterans in the VAGLAHS service area. For more information, call (310) 268-3340 or visit us at www.losangeles.va.gov. Veterans in need can call the VA hotline toll-free at 877-4-AID-VET.