COVID-19 Vaccines - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care 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.

The Delta variant is now spreading across the United States and those at greatest risk are either unvaccinated or only received their first of a 2-dose vaccine series, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. Furthermore, until high levels of vaccination are achieved, additional variants are expected to arise. The vaccines developed to fight COVID-19 have been shown to be both safe and highly effective at preventing the disease. Get your vaccine today at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System!

We are currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment or by walk-in/drive-thru. You can receive the following vaccines at these sites:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: Palo Alto and Livermore Divisions
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: Stockton and San Jose Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs)

If you come to our walk-in or drive-thru clinics, our screeners will direct you to where you need to go.

Can I contact you to schedule?

If you would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 650-496-2535, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. You will be provided details about where to go on campus to get your vaccine.

Those who fall under the SAVE LIVES Act should use our Keep Me Informed tool to register. This method is the fastest way to get you registered in our system and schedule your appointment. Our staff will reach out to you once your registration is processed!

Are you thinking about getting a COVID-19 vaccine but still have questions?

It’s OK to ask your health care team about the benefits and safety of the vaccine based on your medical history. Contact your provider today to learn more.

In the meantime, what can I do to fight COVID-19?

Keep up the 3W’s!

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Even after vaccination, Veterans and employees should continue to:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Watch your distance (stay 6 feet apart)
  • Wash hands frequently

Contact Info


  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-455-0057

Hours of Operation

  • Appointment or Walk-in
    When Available