Local Veterans are now being given the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination through several VA clinics.
Community-Based Outpatient Clinics working to get Veterans Vaccinated
Outpatient clinic is worki togen ...a chance to get one.
Newschannel 2's kirk tupaj tells us how these clinics work.
Nat sot: is this your first covid shot?
In an effort to ensure all veterans have the opportunity to receive a covid-19 vaccination, the rome va is hosting clinics specifically for veterans.
So far the rome clinic has vaccinated almost 1400 veterans.
They're expecting to vaccinate another 320 by the end of the weekend.
The centers for disease control and the veterans health agency developed risk stratification criteria aimed at helping veterans.
Robert mclean explained the top protocol.
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Robert mclean, public affairs officer syracuse va medical ctr.
When this pandemic first emerged they set up some criteria for those that should be vaccinated, and as you might imagine elderly folks were pretty much at the high end of that list because as a group they tend to be more vulnerable.
While many of the veterans receiving vaccinations might be considered elderly, the reason they're getting comes in true veteran mentality&.putting others needs before their own.
Sot: robert popple, canastota veteran so i don't give it to my wife.
I personally wasn't going to get it, but she's a stage 1 diabetic, so if i get it i don't want to give it to her.
Sot: joseph smith, new hartford veteran i guess i feel i'm not going to give it to anybody.
That and you know that's what i worry au my ds, my grandkid especiallymy wis received a shot from an outside agency, you're asked to call and update your medical records with your primary care provider.
Enrolled veterans can get a shot athe va inics in rome, syrase, binghamton,and wat operational asarly as nextweek.s aren't lited to gettitheir vacca they can get a shot at any vaccination clinic.
Just remember you do need to make rome's community- based outpatient clinic is worki get .
Nechannel 2'sirk tupaj tells us h these clinicswork.
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