Milwaukee VA now offering Pfizer booster shots to veterans

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are now available for veterans through the Zablocki VA Health Care System, officials said on Monday, Sept. 27.

The shots are being given by appointment to veterans who meet the criteria authorized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Officials say the boosters are only for those who received the Pfizer vaccine during their primary series. 

Shots will be available at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center located at 5000 W. National Ave., in the Quick Shot clinic. It is on the first floor near the East Entrance to the hospital. 

To schedule an appointment, call 414-384-2000, ext. 49069.

Shots are also available at the Green Bay Health Care Center, 2851 University Ave., by calling 877-204-7970 or 920-431-2500.

VA clinics in Appleton, Cleveland, and Union Grove are not giving the shots at this time, officials say.

Priority will be given to those who are 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities, and people between the ages of 50 and 64 with underlying conditions. 

Veterans coming to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center for other appointments can receive the booster shot at that time; a separate appointment is not required. Flu shots are also available. 

VA is also continuing to reach out to veterans who have not yet been vaccinated.

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