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COVID-19 vaccine trials begin soonReno, San Francisco tabbed for COVID-19 trial
In the coming days, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nevada, will begin a clinical trial for a single-dose investigational COVID-19 vaccine.
Suicide Prevention Month#BeThere: September is Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Every day, nearly 20 Veterans or active-duty servicemembers take their own lives, but of those, about 14 are either not connected or have not received recent VA care.
Drive-through flu clinicVA Palo Alto opens drive-through flu clinics
In addition to receiving flu shots at routine appointments or during emergency room visits, Veterans can now use VA Palo Alto's drive-through flu clinics that provide a quick and safe option. No appointment necessary.
VA helping homeless VeteransVA awards more than $1M to help homeless Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award six grants to community organizations totaling $1 million under the Grant Per Diem (GPD) program.
Maria VanHart provides care to a Veteran at the North Las Vegas Medical CenterOff-duty VASNHS Nurse Saves Lives at Accident Site
A fatal accident occurred on an empty stretch of Nevada highway on a hot summer afternoon. An Off-duty VASNHS Nurse was the first trained responder on site, and her actions saved the lives of several victims.
San Francisco TelehealthTelehealth improves Veterans’ health in SF
In a time when face-coverings, six feet of physical distancing, and Shelter-in-Place orders are the new norm, the conventional expectations of health care delivery have been turned on their head.
Veteran celebrates 100th birthdayVA Palo Alto celebrates Veteran's 100th birthday
VA Palo Alto Health Care System staff helped WWII Veteran Albert Bertoli celebrate his 100th birthday in style at their Community Living Center in Menlo Park, California.
VA Video ConnectVISN 21 Veterans VA Video Connect a ‘lifesaver'
VA Video Connect has been used to assist Veterans in need of urgent care without requiring them to make a special trip to a medical center, helping them to avoid health risks during a global pandemic.
Parade of FamiliesMartinez clinic hosts "Parade of Families"
The VA clinic in Martinez hosted a "Parade of Families" for residents of their Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care, who haven't been able to accept visitors due to the pandemic.
Palo Alto VA becomes first 5G-enabled hospitalPalo Alto VA becomes first in nation with full 5G
In February, portions of Palo Alto VA Health Care System came online as one of the first 5G-enabled hospitals in the world. This will improve patient care and enhance the Veteran experience at this facility.

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