WALK-IN Moderna COVID-19 VACCINE Clinic on Mon., Feb. 15 at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, 9am to 4pm, for VETERANS that are frontline essential workers of any age and Veterans 65 and older. No appointment needed. Veterans must commit to returning in 4 weeks for a second dose. VA is now offering this to both enrolled and non-enrolled Veterans (must bring their DD214 form to the clinic). This is a change to VAs normal vaccination plan-which is based on age. Address: Minneapolis VA Medical Center, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Location: 1L 142. Enter through the Outpatient Entrance. nVeterans who are eligible frontline essential workers include: • First responders (e.g., firefighters and police) • Corrections officers • Food and agriculture workers • U.S. Postal Service workers • Manufacturing workers • Grocery store workers • Public transit workers • Those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members) • Childcare workers • Healthcare workers.
Have a happy, safe and warm Valentines Day.
MN DAV Chapter 39 and Auxiliary Unit 39 will hold meetings on February 11th at 6:30 PM at the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Wear of a mask throughout the meeting, maintain social distancing and no more than 3 people per table will be enforced. If you are ill, or don’t feel good, please stay at home. There is no requirement that you have to attend the meeting. MN DAV Auxiliary Unit 39 will conduct Nomination and Election of Officers at this meeting. Any member of the Unit in good standing can run for an officer position. Newly elected officers will be installed following the meeting. Membership Drives are underway for both the Chapter and the Unit. Please reach out to your Veteran friends and their families and share OUR 5O/50 PROGRAM, which the Veteran pays $150.00 and the Chapter pays the remaining $150.00 Lifetime Membership Fee. Contact the Chapter Adjutant for membership packets. The Department Spring Convention is limiting the number of Chapter and Unit attendees. Dates of the Convention is 29 April to 1 May 2021 at Breezy Point Resort. Room rate is $139 for standard room and $149 for a suite. Contact the Chapter Adjutant for more information. The Auxiliary Unit is looking for VOLUNTEERS to make pillow cases for an upcoming Veterans project.
COVID-19 testing through Feb 12 at multiple sites https://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/MNMDH-2be58ab . You can also elect to have AT HOME saliva test. Information at https://www.health.state.mn.us/…/testsites/athome.html
Free tax return preparation for Veterans, military members and their families More at https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/16726/free-tax-return-preparation-for-veterans-military-members-and-their-families/
VA encourages Veterans to stay informed about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Sign up for an easy way to stay informed about getting a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. More information at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/