VA medical center in Wilmington expands vaccine eligibility

Officials at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware, have announced that all veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.

According to state health officials, veterans must be enrolled in VA health care. And they should preferably receive care at the Wilmington VAMC or one of its five Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delaware or southern New Jersey.

"By expanding the eligibility criteria, we will be able to vaccinate all of our veterans more quickly and get closer to having staff return to their team assignments so we can offer more routine care to veterans at a pre-pandemic level," Vince Kane, director of the Wilmington VAMC, said in a statement.

The Wilmington VAMC has so far administered more than 22,000 vaccine doses to veterans and medical center staff.



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