It is estimated that 7 million veterans will want to receive the COVID-19 vaccination from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Plans are underway!
The VA will begin COVID-19 vaccinations with frontline health care workers and veterans residing in long-term care facilities. AARP reports:
As vaccine supplies increase, additional veterans will receive vaccinations based on age, existing health problems and other factors that increase the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19. The vaccines will be offered at no cost to all service members enrolled in VA health care, the agency said.
The VA acknowledged that during the initial rollout “many veterans will not be able to get a vaccine,” and it advised service members not to travel to a VA facility to seek one. Instead, the department said, it will contact veterans directly when a coronavirus vaccine is available for them, based on their individual risk factors. The vaccine is not available through the VA’s Community Care Network at this time.
Meanwhile, veterans can sign up to get updated information through the VA’s Keep Me Informed tool and visit its COVID-19 vaccination page.
“VA is well prepared and positioned to begin COVID-19 vaccinations,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie in a press statement. “Our ultimate goal is to offer it to all veterans and employees who want to be vaccinated.”
If you are a family caregiver for a veteran, make sure you are getting the help you and your veteran deserve. Recent changes mean many more family caregivers can qualify for support.
If you worry that age, injury or illness is preventing a veteran you love from properly managing their overall benefits, note that the VA can appoint a fiduciary to receive and manage the benefits on behalf of the veteran and dependents. A VA Fiduciary can be a spouse, relative, friend, or other qualified caregivers, who undergoes the VA background screening process prior to appointment.
When appointing a fiduciary to receive and manage benefits on behalf of a veteran, the VA generally requires a VA Fiduciary Bond. This is for the protection of the veteran and beneficiaries.
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