VA offering additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised vets, spouses

Local News
Veterans_affairs_1470119440651.JPG

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Veterans and their spouses who may be organ transplant recipients or are considered to have weakened immune systems will be able to receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to a news release from VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, people with significant immunocompromised are at an increased risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19. Data suggests an additional dose of the vaccine can enhance their antibody responses.

The VA is offering both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines on an appointment-only basis at the North Las Vegas Medical Center from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An appointment can be scheduled by calling this number: (702) 791-9185.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

8 news now breaking and daily news sign up

CONTESTS

Pro Football Challenge

Don't Miss

Trending Stories