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As the Delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated, the VA encourages veterans to get vaccinated

With the Delta variant spreading quickly in the United States, the VA is encouraging veterans and their families to get the Covid-19 vaccine if they haven’t already.

The ones at a greatest risk for contracting the Delta variant are those who are unvaccinated or have only had the first dose of a vaccine.

A rising concern is more variants arising without high levels of vaccination. The Delta variant is on its way to becoming the dominant strain leading to a higher rate of death and hospitalization.

Studies show that the vaccine offers protection against the Delta variant and in the U.K., those who have contracted it avoided hospitalization.

The VA is offering Johnson & Johnson clinics during weekdays at the following times and locations:

Bath VA, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Urgent Care.

Canandaigua VA, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Calkins Road VA Clinic – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The VA is also offering the Moderna vaccine at these clinics but those need to be scheduled.

To schedule please call the locations:

Bath: 607-664-4626

Canandaigua: 585-393-7401 Option #3

Rochester Calkins Road Clinic: 585-463-2757 Option #3