Veterans Seeking Coronavirus Vaccine are Denied

Lawmakers are urging the government to increase its efforts to provide Veterans with the coronavirus vaccine. Many have been denied because they have higher incomes and/or do not have a service-connected disability.

According to an article published by South Florida SunSentinel, “Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, has appealed to Dat Tran, acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to waive certain requirements veterans must meet before they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the VA…Wasserman Schultz became aware of the problem after the South Florida SunSentinel published a story Jan 21 about veterans turned away from a VA clinic in West Palm Beach over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend because they didn’t meet income requirements.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability