Battle Creek VA Medical Center holding COVID-19 vaccine clinic Saturday

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 13:58:08-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Battle Creek VA Medical Center will be offering a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for veterans enrolled in VA health care who are over 65 years old, a news release said Thursday.

It’ll take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while supplies last at 5500 Armstrong Road in the Building 6 auditorium.

Because of high demand, there may be a wait to receive a vaccination.

Veterans will need to return 28 days later for their second dose.

VA health care facilities are receiving a one-time supplemental allocation of 200,000 Moderna vaccine doses this week from the Department of Health and Human Services.

This distribution is in addition to the VA’s normally scheduled delivery of about 125,000 doses of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines each week.

“In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s phased allocation considerations, VA has worked diligently to offer and administer the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible for veterans who receive care at VA,” said Richard Stone, acting VA undersecretary for health. “The additional doses will help us to continue reaching our veterans at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 during this period of limited supply.”

VA facilities already receiving the Moderna vaccine, as well as several new sites, will get additional dises this week from the supplemental allocation.