VA to Require COVID Vaccination for all Healthcare Workers

This week, the Department of Veterans Affairs leaders announced that all Title 38 employees who work in VA health facilities (incl. physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, registered nurses, physician assistants, etc.) will need to be fully vaccinated by mid-September or lose their jobs.

According to an article published by, “Officials said the move is designed “to keep the veterans [VA] serves safe].” The mandate has been discussed as a possibility in recent weeks, but the recent nationwide surges in the Delta variant of the virus pushed leaders to enact the change now.” VA Secretary Denis McDonough stated, “Whenever a veteran or VA employee sets foot in a VA facility, they deserve to know that we have done everything in our power to protect them from COVID-19…With this mandate, we can once again make and keep that fundamental promise.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability