VA New England offering COVID-19 vaccinations to veterans, other beneficiaries

BEDFORD, Mass. — The VA New England Healthcare System announced, on Tuesday, it will start providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military. This is due to the SAVE LIVES Act that was signed by President Joe Biden on March 24.

The bill was authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It offers veterans who are not eligible to enroll in the VA healthcare system. It also includes veterans eligible for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care abroad.

Under this new act, veterans’ caregivers, spouses, and some other beneficiaries are now offered the opportunity to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

This latest authority does depend on the readily available COVID-19 vaccine supplies.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is required to continue to prioritize veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system.

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