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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 of July 31, 2022, more than 4.37 million Veterans and 351,000 VA employees have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Tampa VA EMS leadersWe have learned a great deal about fighting the virus and worked tirelessly to address the challenges of managing a large-scale organization through an unprecedented health crisis. As 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.

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VA's Whole Health Approach to Long COVID

The Whole Health System Approach to Long COVID guide(PDF) equips healthcare providers with a patient-centered holistic approach to caring for patients with Long COVID. It includes 10 one-page guides for signs, symptoms, and treatment recommendations to facilitate a patient-centered approach to caring for Veterans with Long COVID.

For Veterans this Long COVID Fact Sheet(PDF) is a companion to the clinical guide, written in plain language. It gives examples of possible symptoms and provides space to write down symptoms to share with health care providers.