PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 vaccinations are underway for patients at the VA Providence Healthcare System.
On Jan. 6, John Kirby, a veteran, was the first nonemployee to receive a first dose of the Moderna Inc. vaccine at the Providence VA Medical Center.
“As vaccine supplies increase, our ultimate goal is to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to all veterans and employees who want to be vaccinated,” said Lawrence Connell, director of the VA Providence Healthcare System.
A Providence VA team is now contacting patients who are at high risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 to schedule vaccine appointments. While there is no need for veterans to preregister, call or sign up ahead of time, more information can be found at va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine.
Elizabeth Graham is a PBN contributing writer.
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