Covid-19 vaccines available for enrolled veterans of all ages at VA in Batavia, Buffalo

Posted 14 March 2021 at 2:17 pm

Press Release, VA Western New York Healthcare System

BATAVIA — The VA Western New York Healthcare System will now vaccinate enrolled veterans of all ages.

To date over 50 percent of veterans enrolled in VA WNYHS have already been vaccinated with the two-dose protocol of the Pfizer vaccine. Enrolled veterans should call (716) 862-7868 to schedule vaccination appointments.

Known locally as Operation New Hope, VA WNYHS’s vaccination process utilizes a 14,000-square-foot MASH tent complex at the Buffalo site, and a large open bay room at the Batavia site. VA WNYHS’s Covid-19 Team can efficiently vaccinate more than 900 veteran patients a day. Because each vaccination appointment is scheduled in advance, the entire vaccination process normally takes just 20-25 minutes.

Since mid-January, VA WNYHS has been actively reaching out to enrolled veterans who are eligible for vaccinations using CDC and VA roll-out guidelines. Currently, veterans must meet eligibility requirements for enrollment to receive vaccinations.

Veterans can check eligibility requirements by visiting and clicking the “Become a Patient” tab, or call our Veterans Service Center in Buffalo at (716) 862-8829. Veterans in the Batavia area can check eligibility by calling 1-585-297-1053/56.