SPOKANE, Wash. — The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center has expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all veterans, caregivers and in some cases, children and spouses of veterans.
The eligibility expansion comes as a result of the SAVES LIVES Act, which now authorizies the following groups:
Veterans who are not eligible for enrollment in VA’s health care systems, including veterans without compensable, service-connected disabilities and veterans who have incomes above a certain threshold
Specified veterans who are eligible for hospital care, medical servies and nursing home care abroad
Caregivers of veterans participating in the VA’s Program of General Caregiver Support Services
Caregivers of veterans participating in the VA’s Medical Foster Home Program, Bowel and Bladder Program, Home Based Primary Care Program or Veteran Directed Care Program.
Spouses and children of veterans
Veterans living abroad who rely on the Foreign Medical Program
The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs recipients (spouses or children of permanently and totally disabled veterans, or of veterans who have died from service-connected disabilities)
Those interested in booking an appointment can call 509-434-7957 or book online at www.spokane.va.gov. The site lists dates and times for vaccine reservations, as well as links and directions to reserve an appointment.