COVID-19 Vaccines - Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
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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.

Ralph H. Johnson VAMC COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Week of April 5 COVID-19 vaccination update:

The below chart will be updated weekly as we confirm COVID-19 vaccination supply for the following week.

When a clinic is indicated as “open” that means scheduling lines are open for Veterans of all ages to call and schedule appointments for the next week at that specific outpatient clinic. To schedule, call 843-789-6900. Once vaccine appointments are filled for the week, the chart will show it is “closed.” Vaccination shipments vary from week to week, facilitating the need to close appointments when those doses are accounted for.

Our goal is to distribute vaccines as quickly as we can and as soon as they arrive. Please continue to check our website and social media accounts for updates. 

For Veterans who are not currently enrolled in the VA, please call our eligibility office at 843-789-7008 or visit our eligibility website https://www.charleston.va.gov/patients/eligibility.asp

Clinic Location

Appointments

(open/closed)

Savannah

OPEN*
April 21, 10 - 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 - 2 p.m.
April 22, 10 - 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Hinesville

OPEN*
April 22, 8:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Myrtle Beach

OPEN*
April 20, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
April 21, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

North Charleston

OPEN*
April 21, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Beaufort

OPEN
April 21, 8:30 a.m - 3:15 p.m.

 *Walk-ins are welcome during these clinic times. You can also schedule by calling 843-789-6900.

Clinic addresses:

  • Savannah: 1170 Shawnee Street, Savannah, GA
  • Hinesville: 500 East Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville, GA
  • Myrtle Beach: 1800 Airpark Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • North Charleston: 6450 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC
  • Beaufort: 1 Pinckney Blvd., Beaufort, SC

Contact Info

Location

  • Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 888-878-6884

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available