Veteran Be Connected Covid-19 TTH



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Highlight Clips

Dr. Lockridge responds to a question about receiving the vaccine at home for those who may be homebound.
Dr. Lockridge answers a question about taking pain relievers before the second dose of the vaccine.
Experts recommend using the Be Connected Program while answering a question about receiving transportation assistance to a vaccine appointment.


AARP Arizona held this Access Live event to discuss the Be Connected Program and provide information about COVID-19 vaccines. Experts on the call included Wanda Wright, Director of Arizona Dept. Veterans Services, Nicola Winkel, Project Director for the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, and Dr. Leslie Lockridge, Associate Director, Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive at Phoenix VA Healthcare System. Topics of discussion included the push to vaccinate all veterans with over 65,000 veterans in AZ being vaccinated to date, opportunities for homebound Veterans to get vaccinated, and vaccine side effects. Hosts also fielded questions regarding the Be Connected Program and underlying conditions.