VA expands COVID-19 vaccinations to all veterans, caregivers, and spouses
Published 4:38 pm Friday, April 9, 2021
James H. Quillen VA Medical Center leadership has announced the facility is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military, and their caregivers and spouses, and some other beneficiaries under the authority granted by the SAVE LIVES Act, signed by President Joe Biden March 24, 2021.
The expanded authority depends on readily available COVID-19 vaccine supply and requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue to prioritize Veterans enrolled in VA care. “Since the start of the pandemic, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center has been focused on vaccinating as many Veterans as possible, and we are pleased to expand our efforts in support of the SAVE LIVES Act,” said Dean B. Borsos, medical center director of James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Additional clinic locations and times will be added as more vaccine becomes available.
Vaccines will be given at the main hospital Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
These clinics are all walk-in clinics. Individuals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.