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Veterans Health Care December 23, 2021

Six steps to talk about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters this holiday


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How to talk about COVID-19 boosters with family and friends

Asking open-ended questions, offering your understanding, and empathizing with their concerns can help build trust and help them to consider a change.

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Helpful advice for handling holiday stress

At any time during the holidays, if you experience a crisis and need someone to talk to, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. Share the number with family and friends.

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Age is never a limit to serve in VA

101-year-old Jeannette Feldman and her late husband, Army Veteran Edward Feldman, were among the longest serving volunteers at VA. Together, they served Veterans for a combined 60 years.

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Spread joy, not flu, this season

Have you received your flu shot yet? They are available at no cost at every VA medical facility and in your community too. Get a COVID-19 booster or vaccine at the same time.

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