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VA home residents to receive COVID-19 vaccinations

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The director of the Veterans Administration health services in central Alabama says he's eliminated paper waiting lists, added staff and worked to bring stability to an operation that has some of the longest patient waiting lists in the country.

 

Alabama veterans will be among the first in the state to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs said residents and staff at the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alexander City will receive the first round of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday. The three other state veterans' homes will administer vaccines over the next two weeks.

More than 347,000 people in Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19 and over 4,700 people have died.

Caroline Vincent is a digital producer for Alabama Public Radio.
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