Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC)
VA SORCC Anticipating Arrival of COVID Vaccine
Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, OR – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the New Orleans (LA) and Bedford (MA) VA Medical Centers are the first to begin administration of COVD-19 vaccinations to frontline health care employees and Veterans residing in long-term care Community Living and Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Centers. Thirty-five other VA facilities across the US are also receiving vaccine this week.
Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (VA SORCC) anticipates receiving COVID-19 vaccine in the next round of distributions to be announced soon. In anticipation of the vaccine’s arrival, VA SORCC has been formulating a plan to notify enrolled Veterans and efficiently administer vaccinations.
“Our first priority is the health and wellbeing of our Veterans and employees, especially during this pandemic period.”, said Bernie Deazley, VA SORCC Interim Director. VA SORCC is dedicated to ensuring all Veterans receiving care at VA SORCC and our employees are offered the vaccine.
VA SORCC Health Care workers will be among the first to receive vaccinations because they are at high risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19 to other staff members and patients, and their health is critical to ensuring the continued care of Veterans. As vaccine supplies increase, VA SORCC enrolled Veterans will receive vaccinations based on factors such as age, existing health problems, and other considerations that increase the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.
VA SORCC will be reaching out to enrolled Veterans at all its clinics locations soon to begin scheduling appointments to administer the vaccine. Until then, Veterans seeking additional information can sign up to get updated information through VA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Keep Me Informed tool, visit the VA Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs webpage, contact their care team, or visit their facility website.
Media Contact and for More Information:
Rhonda Haney | Public Affairs Officer VA SORCC Rhonda.Haney@va.gov | 541-830-7585