Category: Veterans Medical News

Veterans Medical News and health-related resources for veterans, active duty military and your respective military families.

FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program

Details on FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program

VA’s National Cemetery Scheduling Office and VA national cemeteries have received many calls from family members and funeral homes asking how they can apply for the Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program that covers funeral expenses when a loved one’s death was related to COVID-19. This new program, which began on April 12, 2021, is run entirely by the Federal Emergency Management Agency… Read more
You have questions. VA has answers. Call VA today. 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411) The number to call when you don’t know who to call.

1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is the one number to reach VA

Number to Call When You Don’t Know Who to Call With one phone call, Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors can easily access information on VA benefits and services or be connected to an expert for answers to questions. 1-800-MyVA411 is a national, toll-free number that serves as a “front door” to VA. You can still reach VA at any… Read more
Orlando VA Healthcare System Offering COVID-19 Vaccines for All Veterans who receive care at VA Regardless of Age

Orlando VA Healthcare System Offering COVID-19 Vaccines for All Veterans who receive care at VA Regardless of Age

The Orlando VA Healthcare System is offering COVID-19 vaccines for all Veterans who receive care at VA regardless of age. The vaccine is being offered at the below listed four sites of care through a combination of appointments and walk-ins until supply is exhausted. Location specific information: Lake Nona:  7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. by Appointments and Walk-Ins Orlando VA Medical… Read more
FitBit Health Solutions - Veterans Affairs

VA, Fitbit help support Veteran health and wellness during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative with Fitbit that will provide eligible Veterans, caregivers and VA staff with access to Fitbit programs and services to help manage stress, improve sleep and increase physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative will be focused on participants who currently use Fitbit devices. VA has… Read more
Covid-19 First Vaccine at VA Bedford

VA administers over 55,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in two weeks

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it has administered initial COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 5,000 Veterans residing in its Community Living Centers and Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Centers and more than 50,000 health care employees in its first two weeks (Dec. 14-Dec. 27) of providing COVID-19 vaccines. VA began vaccinating Veterans… Read more
Covid-19 First Vaccine at VA Bedford

VA begins COVID-19 vaccinations

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, the New Orleans and Bedford, Massachusetts VA Medical Centers are the first two department facilities to begin administration of COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care employees and Veterans residing in long-term care Community Living and Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder centers. See here for a photo of the first… Read more
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VA announces initial plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a preliminary plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccinations it will implement once the Food and Drug Administration issues an emergency use authorization for a vaccine. VA has worked in close coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Operation Warp Speed to plan for COVID-19 vaccination of VA… Read more