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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

VA steps up for community fight against COVID-19

More than 100 VA employees support community vaccination efforts in several states and territories. They volunteer to give vaccines to local communities as part of VA’s 4th mission.

By |April 1st, 2021|Coronavirus, Health|Comments Off on VA steps up for community fight against COVID-19

Every Veteran, spouse and caregiver in America eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

The SAVE LIVES Act gives VA the job of delivering vaccine to all Veterans in America, whether they're enrolled in VA health care or not, as well as their spouses and their caregivers.

By |March 31st, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|7 Comments

Update: SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to soon provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers

VA has begun work to implement the expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, spouses and CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act. We still have a limited amount of vaccines. We’re working to determine how quickly we can begin to offer vaccines to these other groups.  In accordance with the law, we must prioritize vaccinations and health care delivery for Veterans enrolled in VA care.

By |March 26th, 2021|Health|Comments Off on Update: SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to soon provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers

SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to soon provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers

All Veterans, their spouses and caregivers can get COVID-19 vaccinations from VA under the SAVE LIVES Act signed into law March 24.

By |March 24th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, News Releases, Top Stories|208 Comments

Veteran recovers from COVID-19, coma at VA Las Vegas

A Marine Corps Veteran went to a VA ER in March 2020 with a mild fever and some trouble breathing. He was the first case of COVID-19 in Nevada. One year later, he came back to get vaccinated.

By |March 16th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Inside Veterans Health|3 Comments
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