COVID-19 Vaccines - G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center
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G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines. VA will have a limited amount of vaccines to start. We've worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time.

Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.

Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA's Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Update

You must already receive care at VA or be eligible to receive care at VA in order to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. 

Patient Group Status
Eligible High Risk Veterans: Community Living Centers and other congregate living settings, Homeless Veterans, Hemodialysis patients, Solid Organ Transplant patients or patients who are listed for transplant, Spinal Cord Injury, and Chemotherapy patients (receiving chemotherapy in a clinic/hospital setting) Actively Vaccinating
Eligible Veterans aged 65 and older Actively Vaccinating
Eligible Veterans employed as essential frontline workers (aged 18 and older); firefighters, police officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members) as well as daycare workers who have not yet received the first dose. You must bring identification or documentation that you are employed as an essential worker defined by the CDC.​ Actively Vaccinating
Eligible Veterans younger than 65 with underlying medical conditions: Underlying medical conditions, as determined by the CDC, can be found here. Actively Vaccinating
Eligible Veterans younger than 65 Pending Vaccination

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

We are currently vaccinating: Veteran patients ages 50 and older or those with significant health challenges. 

  • What: COVID Vaccine Clinic 
  • When: Monday through Friday – sometimes Saturday
  • Where: G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center – Enter through the main entrance. 
Note: The quantity of vaccines is limited at an unknown quantity each week.  Every week, we plan to schedule 500 appointments or more for the first dose and set aside a 2nd dose and make an appointment at the time of your first visit.  You can call us at (601) 364-1204 and eligible Veterans will receive an appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccines for GVSMVAMC Veterans


VA is proud to announce that as of February 23, 2021 we have administered almost 10,635 does of the COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans and staff. We look forward to vaccinating more Veterans in 2021. Are you a Veteran who wants to indicate your interest in getting the COVID-19 vaccine or learn more about it? Sign up for our “Keep Me Informed” tool to express your interest in getting the vaccine and to learn more. 

About the vaccine

Manufactured by Moderna, the vaccine we are currently distributing at the Jackson VAMC and CBOCs has proven to be 94.1% effective in clinical trials with limited side effects. This marks a crucial first step in getting COVID-19 under control. We know you have a lot of questions, and information is changing quickly. Sign up for our “Keep Me Informed" tool for more information. VA will continue to update this page as we have new information to offer, so check back often for updates.

Who got the vaccine first?

Initial supplies of the COVID vaccine were limited nationwide. Per CDC guidance, VA began by vaccinating health care personnel – as they are essential in continuing to care for patients throughout the pandemic – and Veterans in our Community Living Center and our most at risk Veterans. 

Who is getting the vaccine now?

Jackson VAMC has now begun vaccinating enrolled Veterans age 50 and over, as well as those with significant health challenges.

How will I be contacted about getting the vaccine?

Jackson VAMC is calling Veterans based on priority group. There is no need to call, stop by, or pre-register. However, Veterans 50 and older who haven't been contacted yet can call (601) 364-1204 to schedule an appointment. When you are called to schedule your vaccine appointment, you will be provided details about where to go on campus to get your shot.

I have a specific medical condition and don’t know if it’s a good idea for me to be vaccinated. Who should I ask?

If you have a question about your personal medical history, please communicate with your primary care provider. You can also learn quite a bit about the specifics of the COVID-19 vaccine at our Keep Me Informed tool.

When will I be contacted about getting the vaccine?

The VA’s goal is to offer the vaccine to all Veterans who choose to be vaccinated. With more than 43,000 Veterans registered for care at our Jackson VA and community clinics, it will take us some time to obtain enough vaccine and work our way through the high risk priority groups. Please sign up for the VA’s Keep Me Informed tool to indicate your interest in getting the vaccine and learn more about where we are in the vaccination process. We are eager to distribute the vaccine to all interested Veterans. Please be patient as the situation develops.

In the meantime, what can I do to fight COVID-19?

Keep up the 3W’s! It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Even after vaccination, Veterans and employees should continue to:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Watch your distance (stay 6 feet apart)
  • Wash hands frequently
To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.

To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.

Contact Info

Location

  • G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 601-362-4471

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available