VA Offering Veterans Opportunity for COVID-19 Vaccination

Veterans Administration Caribbean Healthcare System (File photo)

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations to the following groups of veterans:

  • Veterans eligible for and receiving care at the Veterans Administration (VA) who are 55 years of age or older
  • Veterans who are hemodialysis, chemotherapy or spinal cord patients
  • Veterans who are organ transplant patients
  • Homeless Veterans
  • Veterans who are first responders (EMT, police, nurses, firefighters, etc.)

Note: Vaccinations will be offered for veterans both in the St. Croix District and the St. Thomas-St. John District. St. Croix veterans will have the first opportunity on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. Coordination is currently being finalized for the St. Thomas-St. John District and will be published once completed.

Location Time

Old Nissan Building, Christiansted, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Old Nissan Building, Christiansted, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to noon

Priority will be given to those veterans who schedule a vaccine appointment by calling 787-641-4591. Walk-ins will be accepted only if vaccines remain after all appointments have been accommodated. Those, if any, will be available while inventory lasts. Veterans taking the vaccine must be available to receive their second dose in 28 days to complete the vaccination.

Veterans can get up-to-date information on the Office of Veterans Affairs website at – by calling the office at 340-774-8387 or by texting the word VIVets (no spaces) to 888-652-8387.