Veteran caregivers, spouses, CHAMPVA recipients and all veterans can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine from VA Northern Indiana Health Care System.

For the month of April, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System will be conducting walk-in J&J COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics every Thursday and Friday at the Fort Wayne and Marion campus from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Caregivers, spouses, CHAMPVA recipients and veterans who are not enrolled in VANIHCS, call 800-360-8387, ext. 71101, to preregister. Phone lines are open 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Those eligible for the COVID Vaccine include:

• All veterans

Anyone who served in the U.S. military, including:

• National Guard

• Reserves

• Coast Guard

• Commissioned members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the U.S. Public Health Service

• Cadets or midshipmen of the U.S. military academies

• Spouses of veterans

• Those in same-sex and common-law marriages

• Widow or widower of a veteran

• Individuals who characterize their relationship as spousal can receive the vaccine

• Caregivers of a veteran

• Family member or friend who provides care to the veteran

• Anyone who helps the veteran with personal needs such as feeding, bathing, or dressing.

• Anyone who helps the veteran with tasks such as shopping or transportation.

• CHAMPVA Recipients

• Spouses or children of permanently and totally disabled veterans or of veterans who have died from service-connected disabilities

• Recipients must meet CDC vaccine age requirements.

All eligible veterans can continue to schedule an appointments Monday- Wednesday.

To schedule an appointment call 800-360-8387, ext. 75113.

In accordance with the new law, VANIHCS must continue to prioritize vaccinations and healthcare delivery for Veterans already enrolled in VA care.

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