AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System says it can now offer COVID-19 vaccines to all veterans. They also opened a second walk-in clinic in Colorado Springs.

The first mass vaccination site opened in March at 14280 E. Jewell Avenue in Aurora. Officials opened the second site on April 7 at 2260 E. Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs.

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“We are able to vaccinate more individuals and were obviously really concerned about the individuals who live with our veterans so that’s why this is so important- so an entire household can be vaccinated and not just the veteran themselves,” said Chief of Pharmacy Dr. Nellie Flores.

Walk-ins are welcome Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Officials say they’ve vaccinated more than 23,000 veterans so far.

Veterans enrolled with VA ECHCS can text “Vaccine” to 53079 to self-schedule their appointment. They can also schedule an appointment during their next VA visit or by calling 888-336-8262.

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Veterans who are not enrolled with VA ECHCS, spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA recipients who want a vaccine through this system are asked to sign up here:

Danielle Chavira