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Get the latest news from VA New Jersey-area medical centers and clinics. For more information about VA New Jersey health care, contact our Public Affairs Officer at 908-647-0180 ext. 21-4550 or email

VA New Jersey Health Care System Begins Offering COVID-19 Booster Shots

September 29, 2021

On September 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified and recommended several groups of people who should get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster. They Include:

VANJHCS Flu Vaccines are here

September 21, 2021

East Orange – The VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) will be offering flu vaccination clinics to Veterans at the East Orange and Lyons campuses; and community based outpatient clinic locations starting Monday, Sept. 20.

Independence Day Celebrations can trigger PTSD in Veterans

July 03, 2021

Independence Day fireworks are an American tradition, but mental health professionals say that holiday revelers should be mindful of their neighbors who served in the Armed Forces, as it could be a source of stress and a reminder of wartime.

VA psychiatrist offers “A Few Good Notes” for her Veteran patients

June 14, 2021

Dr. Mary Rorro is a psychiatrist in the New Jersey VA healthcare system treating Veterans. She created a program called “A Few Good Notes,” blending music, poetry, photography and the arts as therapeutic modalities in her psychiatric practice. Her “Guitar Instruction Group” program has also brought the joy of music to Veterans.

VA stands up commission to recommend new Veterans Health Administration Under Secretary

March 09, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established a commission to identify candidates to lead and manage the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).