VA expands vaccine access to some veterans under 65

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.

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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.

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