Veteran Health Indiana Offers COVID-19 Vaccine
at Community VA Clinics in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Veteran Health Indiana will begin COVID-19 vaccination
with the single-dose Janssen vaccine the week of March 15, 2021, at
Bloomington, Indy West, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Terre Haute, Wakeman,
and West Lafayette VA Clinics.
Veterans age 18 and older who are enrolled in VA health care can call 317-988-4899,
Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to schedule a vaccine appointment
at their local community VA clinic or at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center.
Walk-in appointments are not currently available. Only the Janssen vaccine
will be offered at the clinics.
“After many months, we are thrilled the Janssen vaccine is now available
to offer at our community VA clinics,” said Director Laura Ruzick.
“Because the vaccine only requires normal refrigeration, this facilitates
distribution in the more rural areas of Indiana.”
In clinical trials in the United States, the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated
72% efficacy in preventing confirmed moderate to severe COVID-19 cases
and 85% efficacy in preventing severe COVID-19 disease 28 days after it
To enroll in VA health care, new patients should contact the Indianapolis
VA Medical Center’s Health Benefits Unit at 317-988-4310 or enroll
Visit VA’s website link at
www.indianapolis.va.gov for COVID-19 and VA health care resources.