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Virtual Town HallVirtual Veteran Town Hall Jan. 25 from 3-4pm
VA Connecticut Healthcare System will host a virtual Veterans Town Hall meeting on Monday, Jan. 25 from 3-4pm. Topic is the patient COVID-19 vaccination plan. Join at http://site-105690.bcvp0rtal.com.
COVID-19 vaccine is available for healthcare workers and VA inpatient long-term care residents.Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine now?
VA Connecticut received an initial supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. We’ll have a limited amount of this vaccine to start and worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan.
Dr. Joseph King, Jr. and Dr. Amy Justice developed a tool that can identify high-risk patients to health care providers to prompt providers to step up monitoring or treatment.Model estimates COVID-19 mortality risk
Dr. Joseph King, Jr. and Dr. Amy Justice developed a tool that can identify high-risk patients to health care providers to prompt providers to step up monitoring or treatment.
You don't have to be a veteran or enrolled with VA to participate. Must be at least 18 years old.Volunteer for coronavirus research at VA
You can sign up for our research volunteer list. If we think you may be eligible to be a participant in one of our research studies, we’ll contact you to tell you more about it. Then you can decide if you want to join.
Virtual Town Hall Nov. 9 from 3:30-4:30pmVirtual Town Hall Nov. 9 at 3:30pm
Join us Nov. 9 from 3:30-4:30pm. Hosted by Director Al Montoya. Open to veterans, family members and the public. Use any device with an Internet connection at http://site-348518.bcvp0rtal.com/.
CDC recommends that everyone six months or older should get a yearly flu shot.Flu and COVID-19
Flu and COVID-19 can lead to serious health complications. The good news is both may be prevented. Wear a face covering, practicing physical distancing and wash your hands frequently.
The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers expands eligibility in October.Family Caregiver Program Expanding
VA recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in enabling Veterans to stay in their homes. That’s why VA announces the expansion of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers this October.
If you believe that a Veteran in your life may be contemplating suicide, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online. Qualified and compassionate VA responders are on call 24/7 to keep Veterans from harm.Be There - Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month and VA wants to remind Veterans and their loved ones through the Be There campaign that small actions can make a big difference to Veterans experiencing difficult times
August is Immunization Awareness MonthImmunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month This observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. Talk to your provider to ensure you are current on recommended vaccines.
VA is offering the option to replace in-person appointments with telephone or video visits.Using VA Video Connect
To maintain the safety of our patients and staff, and to preserve the capacity of the clinical workforce during the pandemic, VA is offering the option to replace in-person appointments with telephone or video visits.

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