More than 25k vaccines given to Veterans since December at Hines VA Hospitals

Date:

Share post:

KANKAKEE – Since December, Hines VA Hospital has administered more than 25,000 vaccines to area veterans.

The organization made the announcement in a press release Tuesday.

“Many Veterans can’t wait to see their grandchildren, children, and fellow Veterans again face-to-face. While Hines staff reminded them of the need to continue to stay safe and wear masks and keep distance, they acknowledged the shot is a ray of hope to ending the pandemic,” said Lorry Luscri, Hines VA Hospital COVID-19 vaccine coordinator. “One 98-year-old Veteran was brought to the clinic by his wife of 75 years and both were looking forward to being able to travel after being vaccinated.”

Hines VA Hospitals first began vaccinating Veterans in mid-December. Veterans can still recieve a vaccine through a Hines VA hospital. To schedule an appointment, call 708-202-2707 or 708-202-7000.

The main facility is open 7 days a week for appointments. Veterans need to be enrolled in health care at Hines or one of its six CBOCs to be eligible for the vaccine. For enrollment information, visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/how-to-apply/.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Lake County, IL – Beach Park Home Invasion Leads to Arrest of Woman, Two Mundelein Men

Lake County, IL - Three people have been arrested following a home invasion in Beach Park, Illinois, on...

Kendall County, IL – Man Faces Charges After Allegedly Stolen Motorcycles Surface on Online Marketplace

Kendall County, IL - A Sandwich resident, 21-year-old Eddie Brown, faces multiple felony charges after an investigation by...

Indianapolis, IN – Late Night Blaze Engulfs Vacant Building on Shelby Street

Indianapolis, IN - In a late-night emergency, the Indianapolis Fire Department swiftly responded to a call at 11:47...

Kankakee, IL – Smoke on the Water: An Ecological Strategy Behind Kankakee’s Langham Island Burn

Kankakee, IL - You may have noticed smoke coming from the Kankakee River on Leap Day. That’s because...