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UPDATE: FOUND Missing disabled veteran never made it to Milwaukee VA appointment

UPDATE: The missing disabled veteran, John Ruble, of Racine, has been found. According to Beth Neptune, Ruble’s sister, he had been spotted in Chicago on a Greyhound bus heading for Savannah, Georgia. Neptune shared her personal and family’s appreciation to all who helped spread the word, which helped them find him so quickly. Original article […]

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Walk-in flu shot clinic for veterans set for October 23 in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center will be offering a flu shot clinic for veterans on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This a walk-in clinic, so no appointments are necessary. As a reminder, this clinic is specifically for veterans and does not include spouses, family […]

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Milwaukee VA giving third dose COVID shots to immunocompromised; planning underway for booster shots

Additional COVID-19 vaccinations are now being given by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center to immunocompromised Veterans as the virus continues to surge, fueled by the Delta variant. In addition, plans are being made to give booster shots to all Veterans and employees, starting eight months after the initial administration of the vaccines. Any Veterans who […]

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Milwaukee VA Needs Volunteer Drivers to Take Patients to Appointments

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is seeking volunteer drivers to take patients back and forth to their hospital appointments. The Disabled American Veterans, which oversees the driving program, needs volunteers for the Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, and Milwaukee area. The program is set up to give free rides to patients for their hospital appointments at the […]

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Milwaukee Veterans Can Participate in Cholesterol Drug Dementia Study

Veterans 75 and older can participate in a new study to see if a cholesterol drug can help maintain health by preventing dementia, disability, and heart disease. The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is one of 50 VA hospitals and 100 sites throughout the nation that will participate in the study called PREVENTABLE. Researchers will see […]

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Milwaukee VA lowers age threshold for COVID vaccinations to those 60 and older, offers Saturday walk-in clinic

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to include those enrolled veterans age 60 and older and is offering a walk-in clinic on Saturday, March 6.  Previously, the threshold had been ages 65 and older.  The medical center is reaching out directly to schedule appointments. Veterans using VEText will start seeing appointment requests via text message on their mobile devices beginning Tuesday, […]

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Milwaukee VA will hold one more 2-day walk-in COVID vaccine clinic

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center will host additional COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23. and 24, for enrolled veterans, 65 and older or on dialysis, receiving chemotherapy, or are homeless and who receive care at the medical center or its community clinics.  The walk-in clinics will be open 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to […]

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