TVHS Offering COVID-19 Vaccine To Veterans Aged 65 And Above

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is now offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to veterans aged 65 and above, in addition to high-risk veterans.

Enrolled veterans will be contacted directly by TVHS to arrange vaccine appointments. 

“We are thrilled by the amount of interest in the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. John Nadeau, TVHS chief of staff. “We’re honored to say that so far TVHS has vaccinated 2,614 veterans and 2,446 health care personnel. Our veterans are still serving the nation by getting the vaccine to help combat the virus.”

Veterans who are interested in the vaccine should use VA’s Keep Me Informed tool (www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed). This online tool streamlines Tennessee Valley’s vaccination process and keeps veterans updated on the latest vaccine news.

TVHS is following the CDC’s guidelines and vaccinating the following categories:

TVHS health care personnel
TVHS nursing home patients
TVHS spinal cord injury patients
TVHS chemotherapy patients
TVHS dialysis patients
TVHS transplant patients
TVHS homeless veterans
Outpatient veterans aged 65 and above

Veterans do not need to call or show up to VA facilities to request the vaccine.


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