The Department of Veterans Affairs Announces COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Available to High-Risk Veterans and Veterans Age 65+
The Department of Veterans Affairs also announced its vaccinations are underway. The CDC has distributed Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS). TVHS announced it is offering vaccines to the following priority groups:
- Health care personnel
- Nursing home patients
- Spinal cord injury patients
- Chemotherapy patients
- Dialysis patients
- Transplant patients
- Homeless Veterans
- Outpatient Veterans aged 65 and older
Veterans in the above priority groups and enrolled in the TVHS are eligible for the vaccine. TVHS will contact the veteran directly via phone, once it reaches the veteran’s priority group. Veterans interested in the COVID-19 vaccine should use the VA’s Keep Me Informed Tool to notify the VA that that they want the COVID-19 vaccine. The VA will then contact the veteran to schedule an appointment when the schedule permits. For more information on the VA’s vaccination distribution plan, please visit Department of Veterans Affairs website.
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