VA Loma Linda is one of 113 VA Medical Centers to receive the first limited supply of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
LOMA LINDA — The VA Loma Linda plans to begin administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care employees and Veterans residing in long-term care Community Living centers today, December 23rd.
VA Loma Linda is one of 113 VA Medical Centers across the country to receive the first limited supply of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Sites were identified based on need for the vaccine according to CDC’s 1A prioritization and capacity to store the vaccine at -20◦C.
VA Loma Linda received their first shipments of the Vaccines today and the facility is equipped with the ultra-cold freezer units needed to store the vaccines.
“Veterans in VA’s long-term care facilities will be the first patient group to be vaccinated. As vaccine supplies increase, additional Veterans will receive vaccinations based on factors such as age, existing health conditions and other considerations that increase the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.The VA Loma Linda is proud to be a part of the initial medical centers receiving the vaccine,” said Karandeep Sraon, Medical Center Director. “We are dedicated to ensuring all Veterans receiving care at VA and our employees are ultimately offered the vaccine.”
Even after receiving COVID-19 vaccination, employees and Veterans should continue wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing and washing hands often.
As vaccines become available for more groups of Veterans, VA care teams will reach out to eligible Veterans to schedule vaccinations. There is no need to preregister or come to a facility to sign up.
Veterans seeking additional information can sign up to get updated information through VA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Keep Me Informed tool, visit the VA Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs webpage, contact their care team, or visit their facility website.
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