Slots Filled For Saturday, Feb. 13, Veterans Vaccination Clinic in North Aurora -- But VA-Enrolled Vets Can Still Set Up an Appointment at Hines

Slots Filled For Saturday, Feb. 13, Veterans Vaccination Clinic in North Aurora — But VA-Enrolled Vets Can Still Set Up an Appointment at Hines

The Aurora VA Clinic is located at 161 N. Lincolnway in North Aurora.

Hines VA Hospital has notified the Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission that all slots for the Saturday, Feb. 13, COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Aurora VA Clinic have been filled.

Those VA-enrolled veterans wishing to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine through the traditional process at Hines VA Hospital can call their COVID-19 vaccine scheduling line at 708-202-2707.

Jacob Zimmerman

The VA had announced the clinic Tuesday after receiving a special, one-time shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and officials emphasized from the onset that supplies would be limited.

Christopher Wirtjes, chief ofPatient Administration Service at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, said the Moderna vaccine is easier to transport — which is why Hines VA is using the one-time shipment to reach areas that have not had a vaccination clinic for veterans.

To register to receive the vaccine, you must be a Hines VA-enrolled veteran age 65 or older. If you’re eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.

Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA’s Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs

Veterans who receive a vaccination on Feb. 13 at the VA Clinic in North Aurora will be invited to take a second dose on March 13.

Zimmerman thanked the Hines VA organization and said the Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission is ready to help in any way to connect veterans to government services.

“Hines VA Hospital has done an extraordinary job in vaccinating over 10,000 people so far,” he said. “In fact, the VA as a whole has vaccinated more people than 42 states. I encourage anyone who is enrolled through Hines to get their vaccine scheduled as quickly as possible.”

SOURCE: Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission news release

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