VA Hospital holds walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for veterans


WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Veteran Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System hosted a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for veterans on Sunday.

Veterans aged 50 or older and enrolled for care with the VA can get the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Essential workers enrolled for care with the VA are also eligible to go to the clinic. Availability, however, is first-come, first served.

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The clinic ran from noon to 4 p.m. at the West Haven campus on 950 Campbell Avenue, Building 2, 2nd floor.

Patients were required to wear a mask.

Al Montoya, the Medical Center Director for VA Connecticut Healthcare System told News 8, “We have roughly 58,000 veterans that are enrolled in VA healthcare. To date, we actually have vaccinated about 42% of those veterans, which is simply amazing. Today, there’s a lot of excitement that’s happening inside.”

Patients who go to Sunday’s clinic will get the second Pfizer dose on Saturday, March 13.

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