VA to vaccinate veteran caregivers after policy change

January 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs decided this week it would administer coronavirus vaccinations to veteran caregivers — a population that was not included in the agency’s vaccination strategy. 

Richard Stone, executive in charge of the Veterans Health Administration, sent a memorandum Tuesday to all VA network directors that instructed their facilities to “provide COVID-19 testing and vaccines to primary and secondary family caregivers to support the health and safety of veterans.” To be eligible, caregivers must be enrolled in the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

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