VA now offering walk-in COVID vaccines for vets, spouses, and caregivers

VA offering COVID vaccine walk ins
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is now offering COVID vaccines to veterans and their families on a walk-in basis nationwide, even if they are not enrolled in VA healthcare.

"I urge folks to take advantage of this convenient walk-in service at their closest VA facility as quickly as possible, so we can put this pandemic in the rearview mirror and our economy back on track," says Olya Voytovich who is the spokesperson for Sen. Jon Tester, D-M.T. The effort has been spearheaded with bi-partisan support between Sen. Testor and Sen. Jerry moran, R-K.S., who sit on the Armed Services Committee.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is our best shot at getting back to normal, and it has been my priority to ensure every veteran has easy access to the vaccine,” Sen. Moran said in a press release. “This decision to begin walk-in vaccinations at VA facilities will help increase accessibility to the vaccine."

The VA has vaccinated over 2.7 people to date.

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