My HealtheVet VA Immunizations
The VA Immunizations is a list of vaccinations recorded in your official VA health record. Quite often you may hear an immunization called a vaccine. Vaccinations help your body fight preventable infectious diseases such as:
Vaccinations are also available for less common diseases such as:
Note: Vaccines do not always prevent the disease. However, by getting a vaccine you may have a less severe case of the disease.
Talk with your health care team about your immunizations and if there are any that they recommend you take. Let them know if you have questions about what is listed. Also let them know if you think something should be added. You want to make sure your health care team has all your health information. Having a complete health record gives your health care team information about you that may help them better meet your health care needs.
Using the VA Immunizations to partner with your health care team helps you take charge of your health. Use it to better understand your health and learn ways to improve your health.
You can use the VA Blue Button to view, print, or download your VA Immunizations. This information can be shared with your caregiver and/or non-VA provider. This may help them better understand your health.
Visit the VA Immunizations Frequently Asked Questions. This site has questions and answers that may help you understand more about the feature and how it can help you monitor your health.
*To get a My HealtheVet Premium account, you will need to go through authentication. This is a process by which VA verifies a Veterans' identity before allowing access to their VA health record. To learn more, go to: Upgrading your My HealtheVet account through In-Person or Online Authentication.
Note: If you find something missing in your VA health record you should talk to your VA health care team. If you think something is not accurate, contact the Release of Information Office at your local VA Medical Center.
VA Immunizations is a section of the My HealtheVet Personal Health Record found under the VA Blue Button section. To view your VA Immunizations you must:
be a Veteran enrolled at a VA health care facility
be a registered as a VA Patient in My HealtheVet
have a My HealtheVet Premium* account
If you had a reaction to a vaccine it may not show in your VA Immunizations record. If you had a reaction, the health care team may have recorded it in your VA Allergies. This is why it is always good, when you select VA Immunizations in VA Blue Button to also select VA Allergies. In addition, you should select your (self-entered) Allergies and Adverse Reactions and (self-entered) Immunizations.
The Research Health section of My HealtheVet is where you can get health information, research a topic, and simply learn more about your health. Read about common conditions and VA health programs. Get answers to your health questions from trusted medical resources. My HealtheVet makes it easy to stay informed by bringing a wealth of information right to your fingertips.
Talk With Your Health Care Provider - Your health care team is there to assist you with your health care needs. You can help by doing things to make your visits more productive. For example, a great deal of the information needed to make a diagnosis is based on your description of symptoms, recent changes, and your history. Do not be afraid to share that information during your visit.
A New Model of VA Health Care: Patient Aligned Care Teams - The VA's goal is to help you stay healthy. Providing health information and reminding you about recommended preventive care is an important part of Patient Aligned Care Teams.