Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine
VA will resume offering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, following a 10-day pause recommended by the CDC and FDA after a very small number of people who received the vaccine experienced rare but serious blood clots. After careful review and evaluation, the FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe for use and effective in preventing COVID-19.
The available data show that the vaccine’s benefits outweigh its risks and the chance of blood clots occurring following its administration is very low. Anyone who is offered the J&J vaccine from VA will receive information about the potential risks and benefits of the vaccine, including the rare risk of blood clots and will be made aware of alternative vaccine options. The primary goal of COVID-19 vaccination is to protect those we serve from COVID-19, and VA’s priority remains the safety of all those receiving vaccine from VA, including Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, employees and federal partners.
The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will post a Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine schedule soon.
COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing
We are now scheduling all Veterans, spouses and caregivers who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Veterans can call 888-397-8387 to request their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Spouses and caregivers should call 888-397-8387, ext. 3900 to register.
If you are not enrolled for VA Health Care, you can apply online right now by visiting https://www.va.gov/health-care/apply/application/introduction. If you need assistance with completing an application for health care, you can call 1-877-222-8387 Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To schedule a COVID-19 test, enrolled Veterans should also call 888-397-8387.
National COVID-19 Info
To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.