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VA NorCal Offering Walk-In Vaccinations, J&J on Thursdays

UPDATE 05/12/2021 On 05/10/2021, the VA announced it would be offering COVID-19 vaccinations on a walk-in basis to eligible Veterans, spouses, and caregivers. Acting VA Under Secretary for Health Richard Stone, M.D., said, “VA encourages those who wish to get their COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment to check the walk-in hours and requirements at their local facility. Individuals taking advantage of walk-in vaccinations may need … Continue reading VA NorCal Offering Walk-In Vaccinations, J&J on Thursdays

Vaccine Access Opened to Veterans’ Families, Spouses

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, President Joe Biden signed bipartisan legislation into law expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to veterans and their families under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), following efforts from House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs leaders Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.).  The Strengthening and Amplifying Vaccination Efforts to Locally Immunize all Veterans … Continue reading Vaccine Access Opened to Veterans’ Families, Spouses

VA: Information on COVID-19 Trials & Impact on Minority Populations

Today, the VA’s Center for Faith & Opportunity Initiative (CFOI) released the following information on COVID-19. The VA CFOI’s mission is to engage, educate, and inform faith-based, community, and non-profit organizations about VA tools and resources that will equip them to better serve Veterans, their families, survivors, caregivers, and other beneficiaries within their organizations. VA has implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and … Continue reading VA: Information on COVID-19 Trials & Impact on Minority Populations

Local Transgender Vet Discusses Military Ban Reversal

Earlier this week, President Biden signed an executive order reversing the U.S military’s ban on transgender people serving. Sacramento’s FOX 40 interviewed Joanna Michaels, a local transgender Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, on the news of the reversal. If the video doesn’t play, check out the link above. It’s been one day since President Joe Biden has removed … Continue reading Local Transgender Vet Discusses Military Ban Reversal

Read: Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform JANUARY 25, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:      Section 1.  Policy.  All Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States (“Armed Forces”) should be able to serve.  The … Continue reading Read: Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

VAntage Point: Caregivers Can Get COVID-19 Tests, Vaccine

According to VAntage Point, the VA’s official blog, Caregivers of Veterans are now eligible for COVID-19 testing and vaccination: Designated family caregivers of Veterans participating in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers can receive COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. Each facility will determine its own start date based on site-specific resources, needs and vaccine availability. “Caregivers play a critical role in caring for some of our … Continue reading VAntage Point: Caregivers Can Get COVID-19 Tests, Vaccine

38 Organizations Release Statement on the Peaceful Transfer of Power

Following the failed insurrection attempt of January 6, 2021, the undersigned organizations, who serve members of our military, veterans, caregivers, and their families, join in condemning this violent attack on our country, our democracy, and our Constitution.  We affirm our commitment to the US Constitution, our free and fair elections, and the tradition of a peaceful transfer of power.  We endorse the statement made by the … Continue reading 38 Organizations Release Statement on the Peaceful Transfer of Power

The Road to Inauguration Day: The Final Day

Tracking news stories as the nation prepares to swear in our 46th President & Vice President amid concerns of possible violence in the days leading up to the big day. Threats of violence came less than a week after insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021 seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 General Election. Over the course of the past week … Continue reading The Road to Inauguration Day: The Final Day