Sen. Blumenthal urges veterans, their spouses and caregivers to get vaccinated through Save Lives Act

Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the vaccination clinic at the VA Medical Center in West Haven today to talk about what it means for Connecticut.

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2021, 10:51 AM

Updated 1,141 days ago

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the vaccination clinic at the VA Medical Center in West Haven today to talk about what it means for Connecticut.
Now when veterans head to the VA for a shot, their spouses or caregivers can get vaccinated too thanks to the Save Lives Act.  
Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, helped pass the legislation to expand access to the vaccine and speed up the rollout.
More than 22,000 veterans have been vaccinated through the VA in Connecticut. Up until now, they had to be enrolled in the VA healthcare system. Nearly a thousand spouses or caregivers have taken advantage of the vaccine under the Save Lives Act.
Veterans and their spouses or caregivers can get vaccinated at VA clinics across the state both through walk-in and appointment options.


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