Important vaccine update. Three options available depending upon your VA care status, your age and your residence.
1. Tucson VA COVID vaccine program: For Veterans who are already enrolled in the VA care system, and who have not been contacted by a member of their VA Care Team and who are age 65 and older, contact the following number to schedule your vaccine shot, 520-629-4729. I called the number to verify the above information but do not call this number if you are not in the 65+ age group. For general information about the vaccine rollout by the VA, go to www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/ or call 1-800-698-2411.
2. For individuals living in northwest Pima County, including Marana, Avra Valley, Picture Rocks, Catalina, Oro Valley, and Summer Haven, including veterans and non-veterans age 70 and older, a date to receive the vaccine can be scheduled at this link https://mhchealthcare.org/ This vaccination program is sponsored by MHC Healthcare.
Steps to complete the online registration process:
— Click on link, then scroll down to select either MHC (Marana main clinic) or the Oro Valley location. Only two Vaccination sites: Monday – Wednesday at MHC Main in Marana 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at the James D. Kreigh Park in Oro Valley (Thornydale Rd to Linda Vista) 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Remember, by appointment only.
— If you click on Oro Valley, the available dates which will be displayed are for the Oro Valley location even though the address shown for all dates is of the MHC main clinic in Marana.
— Once a location is selected, a list of available dates will appear on screen. Scroll down to and click on “learn more”. Additional available dates will appear at top of screen. Note: The available dates are listed below the silhouette of a person.
— Once you have entered all requested information, you will receive an email to which you must reply to complete the process. It is then that you will receive an official confirmation email. This is an easy process to complete, just take your time.
Be aware that these online registration systems are experiencing high volumes.