COVID-19 Vaccines - Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital
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Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital

 

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.

Current Sioux Falls VA Vaccine Stage

Update April 13, 2021

President Biden recently signed the SAVE LIVES Act, expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations provided by VA to the following groups:
  • All categories of Veterans regardless of Character of Discharge-Anyone who served in the U.S. military is eligible to be vaccinated through VA.
  • Spouses of a Veteran- For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a spouse to include marriage, same-sex, and common-law marriages.  This includes a widow or widower of a Veteran.  If you characterize your relationship as spousal, you can receive the vaccine.
  • Caregivers of a Veteran- For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to the Veteran.  Caregivers may help the Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing.  They may also help the Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation.
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits.

Please call the Sioux Falls VA at 605-333-5310, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST if you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or inquire about vaccine appointment locations.  We strongly encourage you to call and schedule an appointment to guarantee a dose for yourself, spouse or caregiver.  However, walk-ins are welcome based upon availability.

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

Upcoming VA Community Clinic vaccine dates

The Sioux Falls VA is currently only offering the Moderna 2 dose COVID-19 vaccine, but there will be clinics listed below where limited quantities of the Johnson and Johnson, Janssen 1 dose COVID-19 vaccine will be available.

We strongly encourage you to call and schedule an appointment to guarantee a dose for yourself, spouse or caregiver.  However, walk-ins are welcome based upon availability.

Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital
2501 W 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Mitchell, SD
1308 W. 15th Ave
(Building is on the Hwy 37 bypass, north of Floor to Ceiling)
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - Moderna 2nd dose clinic
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Brookings, SD
American Legion Hall
1229 Western Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Moderna 2nd dose clinic
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Marshall, MN
500 Timmerman Dr, Marshall, MN 56258
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - Moderna 2nd dose clinic
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Stay Informed

Use the "sign up to stay informed" button on the information page to report your interest in getting vaccinated.

Text messages from VA

Over the next several weeks, we will be text messaging enrolled Veterans with cell phones on record to schedule their vaccine appointments.  If you receive a text message from the phone number 53079, it is the VA.

Scheduling via text message will assist in managing high call volumes and reduce phone call wait times.  If you receive this text message, and choose to schedule by text, you will receive a confirmation text message when your appointment is scheduled.  Please do not also call the COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center if you have scheduled your appointment via text message.

To opt in to receive text messages from us, please text START to 53079.

Pop up walk-in clinics

In the event that we have vaccine product that needs to be used on short notice, we will hold last-minute walk-in vaccination clinics.  Stay informed of the last-minute clinics:

 


Contact Info

Location

  • Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital

Contact Number(s)

  • 605-336-3230

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available