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COVID-19 vaccines: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Visit our vaccine information page.
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.
Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations
The CDC recently approved certain immunosuppressed people to receive 3 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines instead of 2 doses to achieve better protection against COVID-19.
Dayton VA is offering the 3rd additional dose of Moderna to Veterans who meet the criteria recommended by CDC including:
- Active treatment for cancer
- On immunosuppressive medications after organ transplant or stem cell transplant
- Having a stem cell transplant in the last 2 years
- Advanced or untreated HIV
- Active treatment with high-dose steroids (e.g. prednisone 20mg/day or higher), TNF blockers, biologic medications, and certain other immunosuppressive medications
If you meet one of these criteria or have questions about whether you qualify, please contact the provider treating you for that condition.
Your provider will inform you about your eligibility for a 3rd additional vaccine dose.
Your doctor will need to place an order in your VA medical record for you to receive the 3rd additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine through the VA.
You will receive the Moderna vaccine only as the 3rd additional vaccine.
Data continues to be reviewed for Janssen (J&J) recipients.
Currently, CDC has not recommended additional doses for immunosuppressed people who received the Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine.
Who: Veterans and Champ VA
What: *Moderna Vaccine 1st, 2nd & 3rd and J&J Vaccine *Only schedule 3rd additional dose with clinic if your provider has placed an order.
Where: Dayton VA Building 341 Primary Care West
When: Monday – Friday (0800-1530)
How: Appointments preferred. Call 937-268-6511 ext. 2137
- Bring your original vaccination card with you when you arrive for 2nd and 3rd doses
COVID-19 Booster Shots in the Future:
- The CDC has not approved Booster shots for the Moderna or J&J Vaccines
- Once VHA receives guidance, those who received their 1st Moderna vaccine in December 2020 and January 2021 will receive their booster shot first.
Visitation During COVID-19 Pandemic - as of July 15, 2021
- Based on improvement of community COVID rates as well as vaccine deployment visitation restrictions will be lifted in some healthcare settings. In an effort to ensure the safety of our Veterans, their family, staff and other visitors; Dayton VA Medical Center (VAMC) and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) is limited to on-duty employees, Veterans with a scheduled appointment or going to the emergency room and approved contactors and visitors.
- Persons entering/re-entering facilities must consent to medical screening for possible COVID-19 exposure, symptoms, and/or pending test results. A refusal of consent to the medical screening or a positive screen is basis for denial of admittance.
- Approved masks/face coverings are required upon entering and social distancing should be maintained while inside the facility.
- Visitors should be 12 or older.
- Visitors who are immunocompromised or have chronic medical conditions are highly discouraged from visiting, as this interaction does confer a non-trivial risk of contracting infection.
- Anyone who fails to adhere the guidelines set forth, may be issued a verbal warning by the VA Police. Continued failure to comply may result in the denial of admittance and/or termination of visitation.
- Approved visitation is dependent on COVID-19 screening at entry. Visitors who screen positive for COVID-19 symptoms or exposures will not be granted access. In addition to screening, the following precautions will be implemented:
- At this time visitation for patients and residents in the CLC will follow the guidelines set forth by VHA and in a compassionate care situation as deemed appropriate by the medical team.
- COVID-19 Negative Inpatient: May have one (1) visitor at a time for a period that is determined by the medical team. Inpatient visitation is limited to the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m.
- COVID-19 Positive Inpatient: No visitation unless in a compassionate care situation as deemed appropriate by the medical team. If deemed a compassionate care visit no more than two (2) designated visitors with appropriate COVID-19 precautions and limitations in place for a one-time visit of 15 minutes each.
- For outpatient appointments and outpatient procedures companions are encouraged to remain in their vehicles or outside the building for the duration of the Veteran’s appointment/procedure. If the Veteran requires a companion’s assistance, one (1) companion will be allowed access to the building after passing screening. Companions are to remain with the patient during any visitation period and should not go to other locations within the facility. The exception to this is to retrieve prescriptions from Outpatient Pharmacy, meals from the Canteen, and/or shopping in the Canteen Store.
- Visiting guidelines are subject to change: Friends and family should call the facility before visiting to ensure compliance with current guidelines.
- Veteran/Patients in compassionate care situations will require visitation deemed appropriate by the Veteran’s medical team. When appropriate, scheduling must be done through the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, or Social Worker. In compassionate care situations, visitations hour restrictions do not apply. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and guidance on donning/doffing will be provided for any visitor appropriate to the patient’s current isolation status. A face mask and shield can be provided to the family member if needed.
- Deliveries of essential items are permissible for inpatients. Nursing units will be responsible for coordinating pick-up of these items with the family and wiping down electronic devices prior to delivering to patients.
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