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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.
Hosted by Director Al Montoya. Ask questions using the chat window.Virtual Veterans Town Hall
Join us online Tues., June 30 from 3-4pm for a Virtual Town Hall hosted by Director Al Montoya. Go to http://site-714712.bcvp0rtal.com/ on any device with a web browser. Ask questions using the chat window.
Scan the QR code, show your appointment letter and arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your appointment.QR Screening Code
Effective Monday, June 22, you can answer the COVID-19 screening questions using a QR code. Show your responses along with your appointment letter, and you can avoid additional screening upon arrival.
June is LGBT Pride Month.Connect. It Can Save a Life.
VA is full of pride this month as we continue to support veterans with LGBT and related identities. We work tirelessly to ensure that all veterans are treated with the respect and care they deserve.
May in Mental Health MonthNow Is the Time
For Veterans facing a mental health challenge, now is the time to start your journey toward a healthier tomorrow. For their families and friends, now is the time to start a conversation that you’re there for support.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Jason DeViva, Ph.D. is our MST coordinator. He can be reached at 203-932-5711 ext. 2722.April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Service members of every era, branch, gender, and sexual identity have survived military sexual trauma. MST is a term used by VA to refer to sexual assault or sexual harassment experienced during military service.

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