COVID-19 Vaccines - Wilmington VA Medical Center
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Wilmington VA Medical Center

 

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.

VA is resuming offering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older. This is in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, following a 10-day pause recommended by the CDC and FDA after a very small number of people who received the vaccine experienced rare but serious blood clots. After careful review and evaluation, the FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe for use and effective in preventing COVID-19. The available data show that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks and the chance of blood clots occurring following its administration is very low.

Anyone who is offered the J&J vaccine from VA will receive information about the potential risks and benefits of the vaccine, including the rare risk of blood clots and will be made aware of alternative vaccine options. The primary goal of COVID-19 vaccination is to protect those we serve from COVID-19, and VA's priority remains the safety of all those receiving vaccine from VA, including Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, employees and federal partners. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA, visit www.va.gov/covidvaccine/.

Congress has passed a new law that allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to more people. VA is now able to offer vaccine to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA when their local VA facilities have enough 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

The best way to stay informed is to sign up to tell us you'd like to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Your local VA facility will then contact you when they have a vaccine for you.

For your continued health and safety during this pandemic, please don't come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment unless you are coming to a specific scheduled event such as a walk-in clinic or drive-through clinic that does not require an appointment.

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.

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Wilmington VA Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

If you are an enrolled Veteran who received a vacinnation outside of the VA, please report it to your primary care team. 

We are vaccinating:

  • ALL Veterans. Veteran does not need to be enrolled in VA health care.
  • Veteran spouses and surviving spouses.
  • Caregivers of Veterans. (For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran.)

Call 302-633-5200 for more information (Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) for more information or to schedule an appointment. We will do our best to schedule appointments with Veterans who meet the above criteria when they call in, but due to high-call volume, we ask that Veterans call back between the scheduled times if they are unable to get through on initial attempts.

Veterans who have signed up for VA Health Chat, can use the application to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Vaccination Schedule at Medical Center and CBOCs

Location Appointments

Wilmington Medical Center Campus

- Walk-in - Monday - Friday - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Appointment - Monday - Friday - Call 302-633-5200

Kent County CBOC - Fridays Appointment Only - Call 302-633-5200
Sussex County CBOC - Wednesdays Appointment Only - Call 302-633-5200
Atlantic County CBOC - Fridays Appointment Only - Call 302-633-5200
Cape May County CBOC - Fridays Appointment Only -Call 302-633-5200
Cumberland County CBOC - Fridays Appointment Only - Call 302-633-5200

Veteran Vaccination Numbers

As of May 5, we have administered 29,842 first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans. Nearly 65% of the more than 25,000 Veterans who get their primary care from us received at least their initial dose of the vaccine (through VA or in the community), and approximately 53% of our Veterans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Veterans vaccinated at Wilmington VA Medical Center or one of our five Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delaware or southern New Jersey.

Dose 1 Dose 2 Single Dose Total
14,647 14,440 755 29,842


Veterans who have reported receiving at list one dose of  the vaccine in the community at non-VA facility: 2,210

 


 

Contact Info

Location

  • Wilmington VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 302-633-5200

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available