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VA expands COVID vaccines to spouses, caregivers

Published: Nov. 21, 2021 at 8:54 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded the list of those eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots at their clinics.

Initially, the VA limited vaccinations to veterans and caregivers who met certain criteria. But VA officials in Omaha told 6 News the program has been expanded to include all caregivers, spouses, and surviving spouses of veterans. Recipients of CHAMPVA benefits are also eligible to receive free vaccinations.

Many locations offer walk-in vaccinations, but the VA in Omaha recommends calling to verify the times. You may also set up an appointment virtually or by phone at the Omaha clinic at 402-346-8800. The number to schedule an appointment at the VA clinic in Lincoln is 402-489-3802.

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