COVID-19 Vaccines - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center


COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. VA is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance to pause in providing the Janssen vaccine at this time. This pause is due to a concern about possible rare side effects. Your safety is our top priority. For more information, go to the CDC website. Read the CDC and FDA statement on the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a vaccine appointment scheduled, your VA health facility will work with you to determine what to do next.

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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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Administering COVID-19 Vaccine!

Wilkes-Barre is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible Veterans who are 65 and older and Veterans under 65 with high risk medical conditions. Eligible Veterans include those who:

  • are 65 or older or under 65 with high risk medical condition, AND
  • are enrolled in VA health care, AND
  • receive their VA health care at the Wilkes-Barre VAMC or one of our community-based outpatient clinics.

If you meet all the criteria listed above and are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please call 570-830-7076 to schedule your appointment to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.

Scheduled weekend appointments must enter through the main entrance of the medical center.

Please note, you must have a scheduled appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Phone lines operational Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

For the quickest response, please call 570-830-7076 between 4:30PM  and 8:30 PM.

Or Schedule via VText

Or Talk to your provider during your next appointment.


Contact Info


  • Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 877-928-2621

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available