VA Vaccine Act Passed, Making All Veterans & Caregivers Eligible

This week, the VA Vaccine Act was unanimously passed by House members, giving the Department of Veterans Affairs the go-ahead to vaccinate all veterans and their caregivers.

According to an article published by Military Times, “It is unclear how quickly the department could distribute the vaccine, but the measure would dramatically expand the scope of who the VA can vaccinate to include all caregivers of veterans enrolled in various VA programs, and veterans living abroad who rely on the Foreign Medical Program. There are about 9 million veterans enrolled in VA care, but there are 18 million total U.S. veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Yet VA would serve as another option for veterans and their civilian caregivers, as some people are still struggling to find a vaccine or are confused amid conflicting information on eligibility.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability