COVID-19 Vaccines - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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VA Western New York Healthcare System


COVID-19 Vaccines

VA is providing the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.

We are working to vaccinate as many eligible individuals as quickly as possible.

Easier access to vaccines and more people eligible

VA is adding walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at all VA facilities and outpatient clinics that offer COVID-19 vaccines. Please check hours for vaccination clinics.

Congress has passed a law which allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 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

If you don't receive care at VA, we encourage you to pre-register online at least one hour before you go, to save time when you arrive. While at VA you will need to wear a face mask, and physical distancing measures will be in place. For more about vaccinations at VA, visit:

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.

VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines to enrolled Veterans who are already receiving their care from VA. Currently, we are vaccinating Veterans 65 and older, based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) risk stratification criteria and guidelines. If you are enrolled, you do NOT need to contact us at VA to schedule your vaccinations. The COVID-19 Team at VAWNYHS will contact you soon to schedule your appointments for both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.  


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

In WNY, Veterans can also call our Veteran Service Centers directly to determine eligibility for VA healthcare.

For Buffalo area Veterans please call 716-862-8829. Batavia area Veterans can call 585-297-1053 or 1056.


To get the latest COVID-19 vaccination updates and to express your interest in receiving vaccinations, visit VA's vaccine information page

Contact Info


  • VA Western New York Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-532-8387

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available