Houston VA Now Vaccinating ALL Veterans, Caregivers, and Spouses

Open to all who served in the U.S. military, not just Veterans enrolled in VA health care.

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is now vaccinating all Veterans, their caregivers, spouses, and CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act.

No appointment is necessary, and wait times are minimal. Vaccination times and locations at the Houston VA:

  • Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Walk-in Clinic: Bldg. 108A
  • Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Drive-thru Clinic: Enter through the Almeda Gate (#71).
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon
    • Drive-thru Clinic: Enter through the Almeda Gate (#71).
  • Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.
    • Walk-in Clinic: Primary Care Clinic, main hospital.

To be vaccinated through VA, a Veteran is defined as anyone who served in the U.S. military. A spouse includes marriage, same-sex, and common-law marriages. This includes a widow or widower of a Veteran. If you characterize your relationship as spousal, you can receive the vaccine.

A caregiver is any family member or friend who provides care to the Veteran. Caregivers may help the Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing, or with tasks like shopping or transportation.

The SAVE LIVES Act dramatically increases the number of individuals who are eligible to get lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. This is an important step toward VA’s goal of protecting the nation’s heroes against this deadly virus.

To date, the Houston VA has administered nearly 65,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Visit the Houston VA website for updated vaccine information.