• Continue reading VA has a plan to keep patients safe as COVID levels change

    May 24, 2022

    VA has a COVID-19 plan to provide transparent and flexible guidelines to keep you safe as protocols change. Look for the sign at the door.

  • Continue reading CLEAR app lets Veterans carry their vaccine and health records anywhere

    April 19, 2022

    Like millions of Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, you might find yourself digging for your vaccine card to enter restaurants, shops, concerts and other venues. To help make life easier for Veterans and family members, VA accepted onto its list of available third-party mobile apps the CLEAR Health Pass app—which stores and displays mobile vaccine cards.

  • Continue reading Five ways to access VA care virtually during and after COVID-19 pandemic

    March 31, 2022

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, VA has helped Veterans get care virtually. Here are five ways to access VA virtual care.

  • Continue reading Treating Veterans with lingering “Long COVID”

    March 22, 2022

    Pittsburgh VA has established a multi-specialty clinic to treat post-COVID conditions. Symptoms that linger are known as “Long COVID.”

  • Continue reading Vets First Podcast S2 bonus: Learning about COVID-19 impact with Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo

    March 12, 2022

    In this episode of the Vets First Podcast, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea interview Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo, a pulmonologist, and assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. This episode was recorded in August 2021 during the height of the pandemic's Delta wave. We think this is an interesting look into COVID-19 with a critical care provider.

  • Continue reading VA research spells out COVID’s down-the-road risks for cardiovascular and mental health

    March 9, 2022

    Al-Aly heads up both the Clinical Epidemiology Center and the Research and Development Service at the VA St. Louis Health Care System. He is also a nephrologist—a doctor who specializes in kidney disease—and a clinical epidemiologist with expertise in big data. His group analyzes huge data sets too complex for conventional computer software.

  • Continue reading Meeting the Omicron variant – Eastern Oklahoma VA rises to the challenge

    February 4, 2022

    How one VA health care system responded to the Omicron surge. From 136 positive patients to 1052 in one month. 30 cars lined up at 7:30 am

  • Continue reading Stay safe from COVID-19 by switching to a telehealth visit

    February 2, 2022

    Avoid COVID-19 by switching your in-person appointments to VA Video Connect. Telehealth visits save you time and protect you from exposure.

  • Continue reading You Asked, We Answered: Face mask protection against omicron

    January 28, 2022

    You Asked, We Answered: What type of face mask should I wear for the best protection against omicron? Construction and fit are important.

  • Continue reading You Asked, We Answered: What should I know about the Omicron variant and booster shots?

    January 21, 2022

    You Asked, We Answered: Learn about the Omicron variant and how it differs from other strains, and the benefit of COVID-19 booster shots.

  • Continue reading Protect yourself, your family and your data from vaccination card scams

    January 19, 2022

    Forging or faking a vaccination card is punishable with up to five years in prison. Here’s what you need to know to guard against scams.

  • Continue reading Why is the booster crucial right now?

    January 6, 2022

    As COVID-19 cases rise again, it's more important than ever to make sure you're vaccinated and boosted. Hear Dr. Vivian Vega, Tampa VA Attending Physician, Infectious Disease answer the most asked questions about the vaccine and booster.