COVID-19 Vaccine Information - VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccines
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine. VA will have a limited amount of this vaccine 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.

Under this plan, we'll first offer vaccines to these 2 groups:
⦁ Veterans living in our long-term care facilities, and
⦁ VA health care personnel. Vaccinating our high-risk VA health care personnel helps us continue providing care for Veterans.

We based this plan on these criteria from CDC guidelines:
⦁ Risk of becoming infected with the virus
⦁ Risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19
⦁ Risk of spreading the virus to others
⦁ Risk of harm to society if essential workers, including health care personnel, are unable to work

After the first 2 groups, we'll begin to offer vaccines to more Veterans who are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Your VA health care team will contact you if you're eligible to get a vaccine during this time.

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

Using the "sign up to stay informed" button on the information page you can also report your interest in getting vaccinated.

Contact Info


  • Omaha VA Medical Center
    4101 Woolworth Avenue
    Omaha, NE 68105

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-451-5796

Hours of Operation

  • 24 Hours a day