Amarillo VA will administer 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose this Saturday, March 20
Reaching a new milestone in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, the Amarillo VA Health Care System will administer its 10,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 20, 2021 at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center.
These 10,000 doses were administered to Veterans, VA employees, and approved caregivers enrolled in VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.
“This milestone was made possible through the efforts of our community partners and the Veterans who supported the successful introduction of these vaccines in our fight against the COVID-19,” said Rodney Gonzalez, M.D., Amarillo VA Health Care System director. “Our work will not end until we have provided COVID-19 vaccines to every Veteran who desires to be vaccinated.”
Since December 2020, the Amarillo VA Health Care System has administered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. It recently added the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine to its supply. In clinical trials, the Janssen vaccine demonstrated greater than 85% efficacy in preventing severe/critical COVID-19 disease occurring at least 28 days after vaccination.
The Amarillo VA Health Care System offers COVID-19 vaccinations at no cost and is now vaccinating any Veteran enrolled in VA health care regardless of priority group.
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, Veterans are asked to call 806-355-9703, and press option 2, or walk into the weekly Saturday clinic, 8:30 a.m. – noon.
Veterans can get the latest COVID-19 information and sign-up to receive updates at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.
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