THE US Department of Veterans Affairs is making 115,000 health care workers get vaccinated or face getting fired. The department became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads and some communities report troubling increases in hospitalizations among unvaccinated people.
WASHINGTONWASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday mandated that its doctors and other medical staff get COVID-19 vaccines, becoming the first federal agency to impose such a requirement at a time of entrenched vaccine reluctance by some Americans. "It's the best way to keep Veterans safe, especially as the Delta variant spreads across the country," Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough said in a statement.
Department of Veterans Affairs becomes the first federal agency to issue vaccine mandate: 115,000 frontline workers have eight weeks to get the shot or face getting FIRED
President Biden confirmed the VA would require all staffers to get the shot 115,000 frontline staffers will have two months to get inoculated Biden said 'all docs' would have to get the shot Comes amid nationwide spike of the Delta variant The move by the VA comes as dozens of medical groups called for mandatory vaccinations for health workers
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads and some communities report troubling increases in hospitalizations among unvaccinated people.
WASHINGTON — President Biden set an ambitious goal back in March, when the number of new COVID cases was still high and people were scrambling for vaccinations: If Americans got the shots when their turn came and followed guidelines to slow the virus’s spread, there was a good chance they could gather safely with family and friends to celebrate the Fourth of July.
© Kaitlin McKeown / The/Virginian-Pilot Chesapeake Regional Medical Center is photographed on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A long-awaited Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic for South Hampton Roads is on the way now that federal property managers have picked a site for it, Sen. Mark Warner announced Tuesday.
A long-awaited Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic for South Hampton Roads is on the way now that federal property managers have picked a site for it, Sen. Mark Warner announced Tuesday. The 196,000-square-foot clinic will be on a 25-acre site by the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center campus on Battlefield Boulevard, Chesapeake, Warner said.
HALIFAX - An internal review of how Veterans Affairs handled the tragic case of a former soldier who killed his family and himself in 2017 says changes must be made to prevent other veterans from experiencing the delays in service that Lionel Desmond faced. The undated review was recently submitted to a provincial fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia, which heard testimony this week from the Veterans Affairs case manager who worked with the Afghanistan war veteran during the 14 months prior to the killings.
PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. - The inquiry investigating why a former soldier in Nova Scotia killed his family and himself in 2017 is hearing from his case manager at Veterans Affairs, who testified today that she could have benefited from training in identifying family violence. Marie-Paule Doucette told the fatality inquiry that Lionel Desmond made it clear that his marital relationship was strained, though he said dealing with it was not the Afghanistan war veteran’s top priority.
Central Florida veteran discusses equipping hospitals to provide gender-affirming surgeries for veterans
On Monday, the Pride flag, which was created by an Army veteran, was flown at Veterans Affairs headquarters for the first time. Just this weekend, the VA's secretary Denis McDonough made a major announcement right here in Orlando, about taking a step toward expanding transgender benefits.
The city of Pittsburgh has acquired ownership of the former Veterans Affairs hospital campus in Lincoln-Lemington, officials said Monday. The city’s plans for the facility, which is located in the 7000 block of Highland Drive, include creating a regional public safety training center and introducing new stormwater management solutions to the Washington Boulevard corridor.
New Yorkers protest against Trump's trans military ban, 2017. (Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty) The Biden administration has announced that it is beginning the process of providing gender affirmation surgery to trans military veterans. On Saturday (19 June), secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Denis McDonough announced the move at a Pride event in Orlando, Florida, commemorating the victims of the 2016 mass shooting at the Pulse LGBT+ club in which 49 mostly Latinx queer people were killed.
The veteran affairs secretary announced this during a pride event at Orlando Vet Centre in Florida The Biden administration is going to make gender confirmation surgery available to transgender veterans, reports said. Denis McDonough, the Veteran Affairs Secretary announced the move during a pride event at Orlando Vet Centre in Florida on Saturday.
Biden's Veterans' Affairs secretary announces VA will pay for transgender vets' gender reassignment surgery - with an estimated 4,000 now set to take up the offer
Denis McDonough made the announcement at an Orlando event marking Pride He spoke a week after the fifth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting McDonough said that the new policy was 'the right thing to do' A VA spokesman said they expect fewer than 4,000 people to take up the offer
Move by Department of Veterans Affairs condemned by Republicans Transgender veterans are to be offered gender reassignment surgery, the Biden administration announced on Saturday. The move was announced by Veterans Affairs Secretary, Denis McDonough, at a Pride event in Orlando, Florida. According to the National Centre for Transgender Equality, there are more than 134,000 transgender veterans in the US.
First on CNN: Biden administration moves to make gender confirmation surgery available through Veteran Affairs health care system
Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough is moving to make gender confirmation surgery available to transgender veterans through Veterans Affairs health care coverage. McDonough announced the move, plans of which were first reported by CNN, at a Pride event at the Orlando Vet Center in Florida on Saturday.