COVID-19 Vaccines - Northport VA Medical Center
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Northport VA Medical Center

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines. VA will have a limited amount of vaccines to start. We've worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time.

Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.

Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA's Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs

COVID – 19 Vaccine Update for Northport VA Medical Center Patients

Northport VA Medical Center is offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to enrolled Veterans already receiving care from VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you by phone, text message or Secure Message (through MyHealtheVet) to schedule an appointment.

We are contacting Veterans in all locations in an organized manner in accordance with the collaborative Risk Stratification criteria developed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Veterans Health Agency which incorporates both age and significant health concerns (comorbidities) and informing Veterans that Northport VA Medical Center (which includes all of our Community Based Outpatient Clinics) is scheduling vaccination appointments.

Our goal is to vaccinate all Veterans receiving care from us.
 
Veterans who are not enrolled in VA care, are encouraged to contact VAMC Eligibility Section (631-261-4400, ext. 2567/2659) to request an application for enrollment.  Veterans may also enroll for care at https://www.va.gov/health-care/apply/application/introduction


The CDC and VA are committed to reducing the spread of the flu and COVID 19. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath please stay home and contact your primary care provider. Tell them about how you are feeling and any recent travel you or members of your household have taken. They will be able to discuss your appointment options and answer any questions you may have. If you have a scheduled in person appointment with a VA provider do not enter the facility until 10 minutes prior to your visit.  Attend the appointment alone unless you need assistance. Only go to your scheduled appointment and if you need to see another service let the provider's office know and they will contact the additional service to insure you can be seen.  No one under 18 years of age is allowed in VA at this time. Northport VA Medical Center has suspended visiting hours for all patients and Community Living Center residents at all its locations until further notice. Under special prearrangement, only hospice patients can have visitors.  We are striving to work with families and loved ones on virtual visiting options. 

All veterans are encouraged to visit VA’s COVID19 vaccine website (https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed) to document their interest in receiving the vaccine and be placed on a listing that will be shared with local VA facilities for outreach.


To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.

Contact Info

Location

  • Northport VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 631-261-4400

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available