COVID-19 Vaccines - North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
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COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. 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.

NF/SGVHS COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

The expanded authority under the SAVE LIVES Act now allows North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS)to offer the COVID-19 Vaccines, as supply allows to:

  • All Veterans (anyone who served in the military regardless of character of discharge)
  • Spouses and surviving spouses of Veterans
  • Caregivers of Veterans. For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran. Caregivers may help a Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing. They may also help a Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation. 
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits


Veterans who are not currently receiving care at VA and spouses/caregivers are encouraged to take the first opportunity they have to get a vaccine at the most convenient location whether from their employer, pharmacy, or local public health officials. For continued health and safety during the pandemic, do not come to a VA facility for a COVID-19 Vaccine without an appointment.

NF/SGVHS continues to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all Veterans currently receiving care at any NF/SGVHS site. Enrolled Veterans can attend any scheduled clinic listed below. 

Additionally, enrolled NF/SGVHS Veterans can opt to receive the vaccine at one of our sites of care by scheduling an appointment by calling 352-548-6000 ext. 103755. Appointments at our community-based outpatient clinics are still limited. Veterans are encouraged to schedule an appointment in Gainesville, Lake City, The Villages, Jacksonville, the Sergeant Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic or by attending one of the health system’s no appointment needed vaccination events.  

Each NF/SGVHS location has different operational plans in place. Current COVID-19 vaccine administration sites and their operational status are provided below.

First Dose - No Appointment Needed Vaccination Events (while supplies last):

Location Additional Information
Malcom Randall VAMC
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
Drive Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
April 12-16, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
-No appointment necessary on these dates 
Informational Flyer
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American Legion
Post 57     
2602 SW Main Blvd.
Lake City, FL 32025
Walk In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
April 12-16, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
-No appointment necessary on these dates
Informational Flyer

IMPORTANT INFO When vaccine clinic time ends and if extra vaccines are available, we will reach out via social media to notify Veterans to the facility.  Excess vaccine will be available until supplies are depleted.  Please consider this in regard to commute time.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VANFSG/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/VANFSG/ 

Off Site/Mobile Unit Locations by Appointment Only

Location Additional Information
The Villages area  American Legion Post 347; by appointment only
699 W Lady Lake Blvd, Lady Lake, FL 32159
St. Augustine area Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2391, by appointment only
6184 US-1 BUS, St. Augustine, FL 32086
Williston area First Baptist Church of Williston
One day event, by appointment only.
339 E. Noble Street
Williston, Fl, 32696

All other NF/SGVHS Locations; By Appointment Only

Location Additional Information
Jacksonville OPC
1536 North Jefferson Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32209-6525
Drive Thru; by appointment only
Valdosta CBOC
348 Enterprise Drive
Suite B
Valdosta, GA 31601-5169
Walk-in; by appointment only
Palatka CBOC
400 North State Road 19
Suite 48
Palatka, FL 32177-2449
Walk-in; by appointment only 
Sergeant Ernest I. "Boots" Thomas VA Clinic
2181 East Orange Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32311-6144
Walk in; by appointment only 
Marianna CBOC
4970 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 32446-6802
Walk- in; by appointment only
Middleburg CBOC
400 College Drive
Suite 200
Middleburg, FL 32068-8525
Walk- in; by appointment only
Ocala CBOC
1515 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Suite 226
Ocala, FL 34470-6856
Walk- in; by appointment only
Perry CBOC Available at the Tallahassee HCC; by appointment only
St. Marys CBOC
2603 Osborne Road
Kings Bay Village
Suite E
St. Marys, GA 31558-3843
Walk- in; by appointment only
Waycross CBOC
515B City Boulevard
City Square Plaza
Waycross, GA 31501-8016
Walk- in; by appointment only

Enrolled Veterans may schedule an appointment by calling 352-548-6000 ext. 103755. 

Miscellaneous Information/Resources:

-Debunking the Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths 
-
Explaining COVID-19 Vaccine Types 

Contact Info

Location

  • North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

Contact Number(s)

  • 352-548-6000 Ext. 103755

Hours of Operation

  • Vaccines By Appointment Only - unless otherwise indicated