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How Minneapolis VA quickly reached Veterans for vaccine scheduling

The Minneapolis VA attributes its success to multipronged approach in notifying Vets of vaccine opportunities. In addition to traditional methods, Minneapolis VA uses digital communication to spread the word.

By |May 19th, 2021|Health, Technology|Comments Off on How Minneapolis VA quickly reached Veterans for vaccine scheduling

WWII Navajo Code Talker discusses legacy, VA care, COVID-19 vaccine

Of the 400 Navajo Code Talkers who served during WWII, only four are still living. Marine Corps Veteran Peter MacDonald is one of them, and continues to share his experience as a Navajo Code Talker.

By |May 18th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health|3 Comments

VA minority health care professionals talk COVID-19 vaccine

VA minority health care professionals explain their personal and professional views of the COVID-19 vaccine to minority communities hit hardest by the pandemic. The video is hosted by Emmy award winner, James Reynolds.

By |May 7th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|Comments Off on VA minority health care professionals talk COVID-19 vaccine

Veteran, 74, has message for people reluctant to get vaccine

Vietnam Veteran and hospital volunteer John Ziegler, 74, is one of a handful of Milwaukee residents featured in a multimedia outreach campaign designed to reach people reluctant to get the vaccine.

By |May 4th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Inside Veterans Health|49 Comments

Chicago VA hospital reaches vaccine milestone

Fifty-three percent of Veterans receiving health care at Hines have received at least one dose either through Hines, its six outpatient clinics, or its homeless and homebound care outreach programs.

By |April 22nd, 2021|Coronavirus, Health|Comments Off on Chicago VA hospital reaches vaccine milestone

COVID-19 vaccine: I’m young and healthy. Do I need the vaccine?

Your COVID-19 questions answered. VA is listening to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and hosting a blog series on questions from Veterans. Tell us what you think.

By |April 7th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|10 Comments

VA facility stores COVID-19 vaccine at ultra-low temperatures for use by Native Americans

The freezers, which are much larger than a standard household refrigerator, can each store about 40,000 vials. Every vial contains up to six doses of the vaccine. About 70,000 doses have been administered thus far.

By |April 6th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research|Comments Off on VA facility stores COVID-19 vaccine at ultra-low temperatures for use by Native Americans
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