Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect others and health care workers from hospitalization and death, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Jan. 19 at a Blue Star Families online forum.
Blue Star Welcome Week is an opportunity for military and Veteran families across the country to get to know their communities better, form connections with their neighbors, and feel a sense of belonging in their new homes.
Family members of Veterans are currently facing two challenges – supporting the Veteran they love with all they are thinking and feeling and coping with their own thoughts and feelings. VA has resources and information for both of these challenges.
Due to Veterans from all eras reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as withdrawal and take over by the Taliban, VA is working quickly to share resources, call center information, peer support and other community services.
AARP and Blue Star Families are providing guidance to Veteran caregivers to improve Veteran care during COVID-19 and beyond. Take part in the Military Caregivers: Celebrating America’s Hidden Heroes virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. ET.