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VA has capacity to administer 600,000 vaccine doses a week

VA is delivering vaccines at more than 215 sites across the country, with plans to expand to additional sites as vaccine supplies increase. Article by MilitaryTimes.com. 


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Medal of Honor recipient, "Get your Covid-19 vaccine."

Hershel "Woody" Williams survived Iwo Jima, destroying six enemy pillboxes with flamethrowers. When offered the COVID-19 vaccine, the Marine Corps Veteran didn't hesitate. 


Stay informed about when you can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA

We’ll send you updates on how we’re providing vaccines across the country—and when you can get a vaccine if you want one. 



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February is National African American History Month

Virtual Events this Week

Feb. 4 - Blue Star Families COVID-19 Vaccine Live Q & A with Dr. Fauci
Feb. 4 - Virtual Engage Course: Positive Parenting Initiative
Feb. 5 - Virtual Support Group: Parenting School-Aged Children During a Pandemic
Feb. 8 - Bunker Bingo
Feb. 8 - Red Cross Caregiver Resiliency Workshop
Feb. 9 - Charleston, SC - Soldiers’ Angels Veteran Food Distribution
Feb. 9 - Thriving, Not Just Surviving Your Relationship
Feb. 9 - Accessing COVID-19 Vaccinations at the VA - What You Need to Know 
Feb. 10 - Money Management
Feb. 10 - Virtual Group: Coping in 2021 & Beyond

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Give blood to Red Cross, Get Amazon gift card

Blood donors who come to give this February at American Red Cross locations will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email.

People can make an appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.



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Virtual Seminar on Covid-19 Vaccines for Veterans and Caregivers

Join the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's webinar on February 9 at 2:30pm EST. The one hour session will focus on VA’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan for Veterans and their caregivers, with an open Q & A for registered attendees. 


AARP-Celebrating Black Veterans Who Served

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Enter for a Chance to Win a $500 Valentine’s Gift Package on ShopVCS.com

Between now and Feb. 5, anyone who signs up for a new ShopVCS.com account will be automatically entered to win the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Package, including a one-carat diamond sterling silver bracelet and a beautiful bouquet of 18 roses.


VA extends moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until March 31, 2021


RallyPoint members pay tribute to Veterans during the pandemic

More than 370 RallyPoint members visited gravesites for fellow Veterans and their families and posted photos on the military network site, allowing a virtual visit for those unable to travel in person. 

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Borne The Battle Rewind: Debra Russell

This week's Borne the Battle features Debra Russell, shares information about future Fisher House locations, rural COVID vaccines and how caregivers can receive the vaccine through VA.

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Homeless Veteran Resources: 1-877-424-3838 or Chat
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