The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs vaccinated its one millionth Veteran with their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday.
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has administered more than 9,300 first doses and 2,000 second doses of the Moderna vaccine to local Veterans.
“TVHS has been making great strides to make the vaccine accessible to our enrolled Veterans,” Jennifer Vedral-Baron, TVHS health system director, said. “I’m happy that our facility can contribute to VA’s milestone and make an impact. Our goal from day one has been to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all enrolled Veterans who want one.”
VA began COVID-19 immunizations in December 2020. As of February 17, VA has vaccinated 329,685 Veterans with a second dose. VA’s COVID-19 National Summary publishes daily vaccination data on Veterans, including information on employee and federal partner vaccinations.
TVHS is offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to enrolled Veterans who are aged 55 and above. Enrolled Veterans who are interested in vaccine are encouraged to use VA’s “Keep Me Informed” tool or contact their health care team.
For the latest TVHS updates, visit https://www.tennesseevalley.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp.
TVHS is an integrated tertiary health care system comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Campus, as well as more than a dozen community-based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky. TVHS provides ambulatory care, primary care, and secondary care in acute medicine and surgery, specialized tertiary care, transplant services, spinal cord injury outpatient care, and a full range of extended care and mental health services.