AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) —The Thomas E. Creek VA Healthcare Heart, which is aspect of the Amarillo VA Wellness Treatment System, will hold its 1st-ever COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday.

This COVID-19 vaccination clinic will offer you 200 appointments offered to Veterans more than age 65.  In addition to administering the very first vaccination on MLK Working day, the AVAHCS will plan Veterans for their second vaccination on Presidents Day.

The AVAHCS started vaccinating its Group Residing Centre (extensive-phrase care facility) Veterans and staff on December 23, 2020.

The Moderna vaccine was 94 per cent helpful in scientific trials in protecting against COVID-19 condition. The vaccine is administered in two doses, 28 days apart. The aspect effects seem identical to individuals of other vaccines and are short-lived.

Even soon after getting the COVID-19 vaccination, staff and Veterans should keep on wearing deal with coverings, training physical distancing, and washing fingers generally.

As vaccines become available for additional groups of Veterans, VA treatment teams will attain out to suitable Veterans to program vaccinations. There is no require to preregister or appear to a facility to signal up.

Veterans can get up-to-date information on the VA’s VA COVID-19 vaccine webpage, which launched on December 11, 2020, and sign up to get normal updates on the vaccine on the VA’s Remain Knowledgeable page.