Vaccines for Vets: Our Best Shot at Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Time: 04:00 PM Location: SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Richard A. Stone, MD, Acting Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration,

Department of Veterans Affairs

     Accompanied By:

Jane Kim, MD, MPH, Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine 

Ralph T. Gigliotti, FACHE, Network Director, VISN 19: VA Rocky Mountain Network

William P. Patterson, MD, Network Director, VISN 15: VA Heartland Network


*For this hearing, the Veterans’ Affairs Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.


Pursuant to this guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.


We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on our website .


Questions about media attendance can be directed to: .


  1. Richard A. Stone, MD

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