COVID-19 Vaccines - James J. Peters VA Medical Center
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James J. Peters VA Medical Center


COVID-19 Vaccines

VA is providing the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility.

VA is resuming offering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older. This is 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. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA, visit

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.

COVID -19 Update for James J. Peters VA Medical Center Paitents

The James J. Peters VA Medical Center is offering the Moderna  COVID-19 vaccine, in accordance with CDC prioritization guidelines. We are currently vaccinating Veterans  who are enrolled and eligible at James J. Peters VA Medical Center.   Our goal is to offer the vaccine to all Veterans, caregivers who are enrolled in the Caregiver Support Program and employees who want to be vaccinated.

Vaccines are currently being given in Suite B (Primary Care) and by appointment at all of our CBOC’s (Queens, Yonkers and White Plains) . If you wish to schedule an appointment, please call  (718) 584-9000 ext. 4640 at your earliest convenience Monday through Friday - 8:30-4:00-pm.

You can find more information, to include FAQ’s on COVID-19 at

Are you a Veteran who is not enrolled for VA health care? Find out if you are eligible to enroll in VA health care:  Apply online at How to apply for VA health care. • Call VA toll-free at 1-877-222-8387, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Download the mailable VA Form 10-10EZ.

Note: You may be asked to provide your DD214 and income information.

We look forward to seeing you at our facility soon.

Contact Info


  • James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 718-584-9000

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available