COVID-19 Vaccines - VA Caribbean Healthcare System
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VA Caribbean 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: www.va.gov/covidvaccine.

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.

VACHS announced it is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military, and their caregivers and spouses, and some other beneficiaries under the authority granted by the SAVE LIVES Act, signed by President Joe Biden March 24, 2021.
The expanded authority depends on readily available COVID-19 vaccine supply and requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue to prioritize Veterans enrolled in VA care. 

For more information, go to the CDC website.

Read the CDC and FDA statement on the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

Update: July 29th, 2021 

COVID Testing:

The COVID Walk-in testing area has been relocated at the Hospital’s Main Entrance.
The test station is seen to the right of the glass doors. Nurses are present to perform testing.

For your convenience the Hours of operation are :

Monday thru Friday: 5:00 am to 3:30 pm | Saturdays: 7:00 am to 3:30pm.

The Drive Thru Clinic, located adjacent to the trailers continues to operate:

Monday thru Friday: 5:00 am - 3:30pm | Saturdays: 7:00am-3:30pm.

COVID Vaccination:

VA has enough vaccine supply for our veterans, spouses, caregivers and additional non-eligible veterans and we are accepting Walk ins.

VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) is offering the Janssen and Moderna vaccines to anyone who served in the military, their spouses and care givers, and eligible CHAMPVA recipients.
Vaccines are available at the
VA Medical Center and selected VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics. (CBOCS). 

VA has enough vaccine supply for our veterans, spouses, caregivers and additional non-eligible veterans.

At this time, the VACHS is not administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents under the age of 18. Caregivers of Veterans who are under the age of 18 are encouraged to visit the CDC COVID-19 vaccine locator page https://www.vaccines.gov/ to locate a vaccination site. Veterans, Spouses, and Caregivers who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at VA, can visit VA COVID-19 vaccine webpage, or call 787-641-7582 ext 131974 for more information.

For more information and to schedule appointments, please call 787-641-4591 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Patients interested in receiving the vaccine, at a later date, should contact their health care provider or call to make an appointment at 787-641-4591 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Contact Info

Location

  • VA Caribbean Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-449-8729

Hours of Operation

  • With or Without Appointments
    When Available