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IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines available for all enrolled Veterans regardless of age. COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being scheduled regularly at the main VA facility in Iron Mountain and at its seven community-based VA outpatient clinics in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and Hancock, Ironwood, Manistique, Marquette, Menominee, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

“COVID-19 vaccines were authorized under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, which includes the same steps taken in full-term clinical trials, including testing the vaccine on thousands of human participants, only with a consolidated timeline,” said Dr. Mark Kadowaki, Chief of Staff at the Iron Mountain VA.

“Multiple federal agencies have worked together to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective,” he added.

Veterans enrolled in VA health care who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment by calling the VA medical center at 906‑774‑3300, extension 33115 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

Veterans who received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere should bring their COVID shot card to their next VA appointment so that it can be noted in their medical record. They can also send a photo of it through VA’s MyHealtheVet secure messaging or contact their primary care team and schedule a video appointment.

As of March 15, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and its seven community-based clinics has administered over 11,000 doses.

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