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Rates, characteristics associated with COVID-19 vaccine receipt by veterans

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of 5.6 million U.S. veterans, COVID-19 vaccination coverage through June 2022 was suboptimal. Primary vaccination can be improved among younger, rural-dwelling veterans. Greater uptake of booster vaccination among all veterans is needed. 

Authors: Kristina L. Bajema, M.D., M.Sc., of the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon, is the corresponding author. 

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