×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: vaccination | veterans affairs | va department | moderna

128 Additional VA Facilities to Vaccinate Patients, Staff

the department of veterans affairs shield
(AP)

By    |   Monday, 21 December 2020 06:52 PM EST

The Department of Veterans Affairs will provide coronavirus vaccinations for veterans and healthcare workers at 128 additional facilities this week, Stars and Stripes reported.

Richard Stone, executive in charge of the Veterans Health Administration, said the VA has ordered over 100,000 doses of the vaccine developed by Moderna, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last Friday for emergency use. The VA began administering the Pfizer vaccine at 37 medical centers last week, and will expand that number by 15.

"Having a second COVID-19 vaccine will enable us to reach more facilities and vaccinate more healthcare personnel and veterans in additional parts of the country," VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said in a statement.

There are 113 facilities chosen as locations to administer the vaccine, including hospitals and outpatient clinics, which were selected based on need, according to the VA. The first people to be vaccinated will be the residents and staff members at the VA's longterm care facilities and spinal cord injury centers, followed by VA employees who treat coronavirus patients, which includes healthcare workers in coronavirus intensive care units and emergency department staff.

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


US
The Department of Veterans Affairs will provide coronavirus vaccinations for veterans and healthcare workers at 128 additional facilities this week, Stars and Stripes reported.
vaccination, veterans affairs, va department, moderna
187
2020-52-21
Monday, 21 December 2020 06:52 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved