Veterans Health System Vaccine Deployment Information
The North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System is holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics at all sites of care for currently enrolled Veterans 65+ and for currently enrolled Veterans who serve as essential workers. Essential workers include fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, United States Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the educational sector (teachers, support staff, and daycare workers). Veterans who serve in this capacity will need to bring identification or documentation that verifies their employment in one of these essential worker categories.
• Those who meet current criteria and receive care in Gainesville, Lake City, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee must come to the correct site on the correct day that corresponds with the last digit of their social security number. No appointment will be needed. In order obtain a COVID-19 Vaccine the Veteran must receive the majority of their care from that location. Additional details related to each site can be found at the links provided below. To promote physical distancing, no more than 2 Veterans will be vaccinated per car. Additional dates will be released soon.
SSN ending in 6 or 7Wednesday, January 20, 2021
SSN ending in 8 or 9Thursday, January 21, 2021
SSN ending in 0 or 1Friday, January 22, 2021
SSN ending in 2 or 3Saturday, January 23, 2021
SSN ending in 4 or 5Monday, January 25, 2021
•Malcom Randall VA Medical Center (Drive Thru Clinic, no appointment needed- See details here)
•Lake City VA Medical Center (Walk Up Clinic, no appointment needed- See details here)
•Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic (Drive Thru Clinic, no appointment needed- See details here)
•Sergeant Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic (Drive Thru Clinic, no appointment needed starting
January 16, 2020- See details here)
• Veterans over the age of 65 that receive care at all other locations will be contacted by our VA Team to schedule an appointment. Enrolled Veteran essential worker (as defined above), should contact their VA Care team to schedule an appointment.
•The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic (by appointment only)
•Palatka Community Based Outpatient Clinic (by appointment only)
•Perry Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Veterans will be vaccinated at Sergeant Earnest I “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic- See details here)
•Ocala VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (by appointment only)
•Augustine VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (by appointment only)
•Middleburg VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (by appointment only)
•St. Mary’s VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (by appointment only)
•Marianna VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (by appointment only)
•Valdosta VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (by appointment only starting January 20, 2021)
•Waycross VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (by appointment only starting January 25, 2021)
Please note that, we are following a phased distribution plan in accordance with CDC and VHA guidelines. Upon arrival at one of our COVID-19 vaccine clinics, we ask that you wear a short sleeve shirt, face mask or face covering, and have your Veteran ID card ready. COVID-19 vaccines are being offered at no cost via drive thru and walk-in clinics.
Who will be vaccinated:
Veterans who currently receive care at one of North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System clinic locations that meet current criteria. Veterans will only be vaccinated at the site where they receive the majority of their care.
What you need to bring with you:
For expedited check-in, please review, print and complete documents corresponding with the location you will receive the vaccine at. Facility specific packets are accessible at your respective facility location located at https://www.northflorida.va.gov/NORTHFLORIDA/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp.
What to expect on the day of your vaccination:
After receiving the vaccine, you will be required to wait 15-30 minutes to be monitored for any reactions to the vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccine requires two vaccine appointments. During your check-in process, you will be scheduled for your second dose at the specified timeframe dependent on which vaccine you were given. Both vaccine appointments must be at the same site of care to ensure you receive your vaccine from the same supplier. If you cannot commit to the follow up appointment, we can schedule you at a later time.
If you have any COVID-like symptoms or have had a severe allergic reaction to any other medication and/or vaccination that was given by a syringe in the past, you need to contact their primary care team prior to being vaccinated.
If you have had any other vaccine within 2 weeks, we will need to schedule you at a later date.
As vaccine supply increases, we will notify additional groups of Veterans who are eligible to receive the vaccine at VA.
Once we have vaccinated all interested Veterans that meet our current criteria, additional groups will be added. Please continue to check back with us frequently at: COVID-19 Vaccines – North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.
•NF/SGVHS COVID-19 Vaccine distribution information:
•National VA COVID-19 Vaccine Information Page:
•National VA COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions:
•CDC COVID-19 Page: