Veterans of the Puget Sound who are enrolled in the VA system — no matter their age, health or living situation — can now get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA Puget Sound Health Care Systems facilities.
The health care system is offering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to any veteran who is already enrolled with the VA health care system. Shots will be available at the American Lake and Seattle medical centers, as well as the Silverdale and Mount Vernon clinics.
Veterans who aren’t enrolled can check their eligibility on the VA website.
Appointments are required. Eligible veterans can call 206-716-5716 or contact their primary care team to sign up. The phone line was experiencing a high volume of calls Wednesday, and the VA said patience may be required to get through.
The VA said on its website that it is continuing to prioritize veterans who are at higher risk for COVID-19 and, therefore, younger and healthier individuals may be scheduled further out.
“We continue to proactively contact Veterans to make vaccine appointments and prioritize Veterans at high risk, who are older, have existing health problems, those living in nursing homes or other group living facilities,” the VA said on its website.