PSA: The Importance of the COVID-19 Vaccine for Asian American Veterans

You can set an example for your community to reduce COVID-19 numbers.

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COVID-19 has been tough on the country—and the entire world. More people in the United States have died because of COVID-19 than in World War II. To make it worse, many Asian Americans faced discrimination throughout the pandemic due to myths and stigma about the virus. Today, Americans can now access the COVID-19 vaccine to help protect themselves and their communities. Veterans have a unique opportunity to act as role models for the country by getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 Vaccine for Asian American Veterans

Many veterans live with risk factors for serious illness and complications from COVID-19. This includes lung problems, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Many veterans are also over age 65, which is also a risk factor for serious illness. When veterans get the COVID-19 vaccine, including Asian American veterans, they help protect themselves, but they also set an example for members of their communities. The more people who get vaccinated, the faster the world can potentially get control of the pandemic.

Visit your nearest VA facility to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost or learn more about the vaccine. You can schedule an appointment in advance, or you may be able to show up for a walk-in appointment. The VA also offers free COVID-19 vaccines for spouses and caregivers of U.S. veterans.