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Get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect each other, health care workers: SecVA

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect others and health care workers from hospitalization and death, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Jan. 19 at a Blue Star Families online forum.

By |January 19th, 2022|Secretary's Priorities, Top Stories|1 Comment

HolidayBoost campaign helps you talk about COVID-19 boosters with those you care about this holiday season

The HolidayBoost campaign provides suggestions for having constructive, compassionate conversations with those you care about regarding getting the COVID-19 booster or vaccine.

By |December 20th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|42 Comments

Researchers carry out the first head-to-head comparison of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

However, the Moderna vaccine was found to offer an increased level of protection, including a 21% lower risk of documented infection and 41% lower risk of hospitalization, according to the research team, whose findings were published on December 1, 2021, in the New England Journal of Medicine.

By |December 6th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research, Top Stories|Comments Off on Researchers carry out the first head-to-head comparison of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

Filtering out COVID-19: New technology being tested by DoD, with VA help, to battle the virus

Now, scientists at the Department of Defense, VA, and partner institutions are testing a new technology to treat COVID-19. It’s called the Seraph 100 blood filter. The treatment uses a novel approach to filter out viral particles and harmful molecules from the bloodstream of COVID-19 patients.

By |November 10th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research|Comments Off on Filtering out COVID-19: New technology being tested by DoD, with VA help, to battle the virus

Study: Smoking increases risk of death for Veterans with COVID-19

COPD is a group of respiratory diseases that limit airflow and make it hard to breathe. It’s usually linked to an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs to noxious particles or gases, such as cigarette smoke.

By |November 8th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research|Comments Off on Study: Smoking increases risk of death for Veterans with COVID-19

VA secretary talks claims backlog, homelessness, COVID-19 vaccinations during press conference

Veteran disability claims, homelessness and COVID-19 vaccines were topics VA Secretary Denis McDonough spoke about during a press conference Oct. 20 in Washington D.C.

You Asked, We Answered: What should I know about COVID-19 and vaccines if I’m pregnant?

Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant or have recently been pregnant? Find answers to this and other COVID-related questions.

By |October 5th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Women Veterans|5 Comments

You Asked, We Answered: What should I know about additional COVID-19 vaccine doses?

What should I know about additional COVID-19 vaccine doses? You asked, we answered this and other COVID-related questions.

By |September 13th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|21 Comments
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