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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Hines VA expanding COVID-19 vaccinations under SAVE LIVES Act

HINES – Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital is expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military, their caregivers and spouses, and some other beneficiaries under the authority granted by the SAVE LIVES Act, signed by President Joe Biden on March 24, 2021. 

“Hines has been focused on fighting COVID-19 since the start of this pandemic,” said James Doelling, Hospital Director. “The care extended under the SAVE LIVES Act allows us to multiply our life-saving vaccination efforts to not only our Nation’s Veterans but also their spouses and caregivers.”

Hines VA Hospital is accepting Veterans not enrolled into VA health care, self-identifying spouses and self-identifying caregivers on a walk-in basis, Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hines’ six Community-Based Outpatient Clinics will accept walk-ins Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

No appointments can be made in advance for non-enrolled individuals.

For health care enrollment information, visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/how-to-apply/

Veterans may learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

Veterans are encouraged to subscribe for the latest news and updates from Hines VA Hospital at https://www.hines.va.gov/news/index.asp and follow Hines on social media at https://www.facebook.com/HinesVAHospital and https://twitter.com/HinesVAH

About Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147-acre campus, offers primary, extended and specialty care to veteran patients in the Chicago area. We are the largest VA in the state of Illinois, where more than a million veterans reside. The hospital treats more than 48,000 veterans from World War II through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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