Benefits of the COVID-19 Vaccine for Black Veterans

You can get a free COVID-19 vaccine at your nearest VA facility.

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COVID-19 has been tough on the country—and the entire world. More people have died from COVID-19 in the United States than in World War II. Black Americans have disproportionately suffered from the toll of COVID-19. Luckily, the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to help all Americans protect themselves agains the virus. Black veterans have a unique opportunity to continue to serve their communities and be a role model by getting the vaccine.

How the COVID-19 Vaccine Can Help Black Veterans

First of all, many veterans live with risk factors for serious illness and complications from COVID-19. This includes lung problems, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. These are diseases that often affect Black Americans in general. When Black veterans get the COVID-19 vaccine, they not only protect themselves, but they also set an example for other Black Americans who would benefit from the vaccine.

To get the COVID-19 vaccine for free, or to learn more about the vaccine, visit your nearest VA facility. You may have two options: schedule an appointment in advance or you show up for a walk-in appointment. The VA also offers free COVID-19 vaccines for spouses and caregivers of United States veterans.