The VA Maine care teams will begin to schedule Covid-19 vaccinations for eligible veterans. Through VEText, text messages will inform eligible veterans their facility is offering the vaccine and will come from the short number, 53079.
The VEText program allows veterans to confirm or cancel scheduled appointments and sends reminders for visits via text message.
With VEText, simply text “start” to 53079 to opt-in to receiving VEText messaging. Every enrolled veteran with a cell phone number listed in their health record is automatically enrolled to receive text messages.
The care teams will notify eligible veterans to make a vaccine appointment directly by text message. They will also continue to contact veterans by phone.
Veterans can update phone numbers online at va.gov/profile.
To learn more about VEText, go to va.gov/HEALTH/VEText–FAQs.asp.
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