Spokane VA expands vaccine eligibility to caregivers, family members of veterans

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.

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