Stars and Stripes stripes.com 07 Jan, 2021 19:15 am

Providence VA Medical Center begins COVID vaccinations

Providence VA Medical Center begins COVID vaccinations
VA Providence has a dedicated team that is actively contacting patients at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to schedule vaccination appointments, the agency said. Veterans can also call for an appointment.

— The VA Providence Healthcare System has started giving COVID-19 vaccinations for veteran patients at the Providence VA Medical Center, authorities say."As vaccine supplies increase, our ultimate goal is to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to all veterans and employees who want to be vaccinated," system Director Lawrence Connell said in a statement.Providence VA Medical Center begins COVID vaccinations Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge.The VA said even after receiving a vaccination, employees and veterans should continue wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing and washing their hands frequently.

VA Providence has a dedicated team that is actively contacting patients at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to schedule vaccination appointments, the agency said.Veterans can also call for an appointment.

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