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COVID-19 Response Reports

Lawrence Brooks WWII Veteran gets vaccineSince the very beginning of the pandemic, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been on the front lines, caring for Veterans and non-Veterans. As the largest integrated health care system in the nation, VA has vaccinated over 4.3 million people as of December 2021 and learned a great deal about fighting the virus. We also worked tirelessly to address the challenges of managing a large-scale organization through an unprecedented health crisis.

Tampa VA EMS leadersAs a learning organization, we believe it is important to share our successes and challenges with the public, even as we are adapting our response to new information, technologies, and best practices. The ever-changing nature of the virus and the broader public health landscape requires constant re-examination of the status quo. We hope that the lessons learned published in the documents below will benefit individuals, medical providers and hospital systems. Below are the reports we have published thus far, each covering a specific period of the pandemic.

The response to COVID-19 is fundamentally a very human story, featuring people of all industries and geographies coming together to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our generation. The lessons learned in these reports are about those people: VA practitioners who provided health services during our nation’s time of need.

We are pleased to consider requests for media interviews with VA leaders and subject matter experts. Inquiries should be directed to VHA10BCOM2MediaRelationsAction@va.gov.