The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is expanding its vaccine eligibility to include some veteran populations under the age of 65, the system announced Wednesday.
Up until now, the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System has administered COVID-19 vaccines to veterans over 65, those who are high risk (including homeless veterans, hemodialysis patients and chemotherapy patients) and essential workers of any age.
Now, according to a Wednesday email announcement, the regional VA is expanding its criteria to cover veterans under 65 with other high-risk conditions, including obesity, diabetes, COPD, sickle cell disease, kidney disease, smoking, cancer and heart disease.
Qualifying veterans will have received care at a VA facility for those conditions.
Veterans who want to schedule an appointment can call 352-548-6000 ext. 103755.
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System said it will continue to expand vaccine access as supply increases. The system posts public updates to its website.