April 06, 2021

Following Senator Hassan & Colleagues’ SAVE LIVES Act, Manchester and White River Junction VA Medical Centers Open Vaccinations to All Veterans, their Spouses, and their Caregivers


Senator Hassan visited Manchester VA Medical Center yesterday. For high-resolution photos, click here

 

WASHINGTON – Following efforts by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs’ Committee, to pass into law the bipartisan SAVE LIVES Act, the Manchester and White River Junction VA Medical Centers will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to all veterans, their spouses, and their caregivers. Yesterday, Senator Hassan visited the Manchester VA Medical Center, where she spoke with veterans and discussed vaccination efforts with VA leaders. Eligible Granite Staters can sign up to receive their COVID-19 vaccine through the VA here.

 

“VA Medical Centers have played a critical role in getting veterans vaccinated, and I am thrilled that all veterans and their caregivers and spouses can now get vaccinated at the Manchester and White River Junction VA Medical Centers,” Senator Hassan said. “We know that getting vaccines into arms is key to recovering from this pandemic, and now the VA can do even more to reach the veteran community and increase vaccinations.” 

 

Senator Hassan recently participated in a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing, where she pressed top officials at the VA about what the agency is doing to distribute COVID-19 vaccines quickly and efficiently to veterans in New Hampshire and across the country. Additionally, the American Rescue Plan that Senator Hassan helped pass into law will strengthen veterans’ health care services, including by supporting mental health and telehealth, and also includes significant funding for job training to help veterans get good-paying jobs.

 

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