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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.
VA is looking to re-hire retired VA clinicians and federal health care providers.VA clinical retirees needed to help fight pandemic
VA needs retired VA clinicians and federal health providers to help us battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Areas of expertise include tele/virtual care, National Call Center, travel nurse corps and direct patient care/support.
Deadline is April 1.2020 Veterans Day Poster Contest
April 1 deadline. Winning design is featured on posters sent to VA facilities and military installations. Poster is also the cover for the Arlington National Cemetery Veterans Day program.
Connecticut veterans were added to the "I Am Not Invisible" virtual exhibitConnecticut veterans featured in national campaign
The VA Center for Women Veterans recently added images of Connecticut veterans to its virtual “I Am Not Invisible” exhibit. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the roughly 2 million women who proudly served.

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