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VA Providing COVID -19 Vaccines
The latest from the Veteran's Administration...
We’re working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to provide COVID-19 vaccines as quickly and safely as we can. We know you have a lot of questions, and information is changing fast. Please check back often for updates. We’ll continue to update this page as we have new information to offer.
Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA
If you're a Veteran currently receiving care through VA, we'll ask about your vaccine plans when you sign up. Your local VA health facility may use this information to determine when to contact you once your risk group becomes eligible.
If you're a Veteran who isn't receiving care through VA or a spouse, caregiver, or CHAMPVA recipient, sign up to tell us if you want to get a vaccine. If you're eligible, we'll contact you when we have a vaccine for you. At this time, we don't know when that will be.
Who can now get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA?
We continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines as quickly and safely as we can. We still have a limited amount of vaccines. So, we continue to follow our phased plan based on VA and CDC COVID-19 risk criteria. Our goal is always to do the most good for the most people.
At this time, we're offering COVID-19 vaccines first to these 2 groups when the Veteran is eligible based on VA and CDC risk criteria:
Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care or currently receive care at VA, and
Designated primary and secondary family caregivers who are enrolled in our Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) and come with the Veteran to get a vaccine
These groups are now also eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA when their local VA health facilities are able to offer more vaccines:
Spouses and surviving spouses of Veterans
Caregivers of Veterans. For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran. Caregivers may help a Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing. They may also help a Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation.
Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits
Which Veterans are eligible for a vaccine?
Here's what you need to know:
At this time, we still have a limited amount of vaccines. We’re working to determine how quickly we can begin to offer vaccines to these other groups. This may vary by facility. Some facilities may be able to offer vaccines to these groups now, while others may not.
The best way to stay informed is to sign up to tell us you’d like to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Your local VA facility will then contact you when they have a vaccine for you.
For your continued health and safety during this pandemic, please don't come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.
Your employer, pharmacy, health care provider’s office, or local public health officials may offer you a COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to take the first opportunity you have to get a vaccine at the most convenient location for you.
How we’ll contact you when we have a COVID-19 vaccine for you
Different VA health facilities are at different phases of our plan. Your local facility will contact you when they have a COVID-19 vaccine for you.
Your facility may invite you to a large vaccination event (like a drive-thru clinic). Or they may ask you to schedule a vaccine appointment. You may receive an invite by phone, email, or text message:
Text messages will always come from 53079.
Emails will always come from a va.gov email address.
To learn about your facility’s current plan, go to the facility’s website. Once you're on the site, go to Health care services, then COVID-19 in the menu.
American Legion Hoodies
American Legion Hooded Sweatshirts are now available. Sizes M-XL are $35.00 each and 2XL-3XL are $45.00 each. Stop by the Club Room and get yours now. You can also contact MaryBeth at firstname.lastname@example.org to order your sweatshirt.
Poppies Are Coming
The American Legion Auxiliary is preparing for Poppy Days. The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I, to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. Poppies will be offered at a number Palatine locations starting Thursday, May 27 through Saturday, May 29, 2021.
All donations received will be used by the American Legion Family for their programs that support veterans, the military community and their families.
Go Fund Me
Over the years the Post has done a great deal of remodeling and upgrading. The corona virus restrictions have forced us to close our Club Room and Club Hall. We were already going to have some difficulty covering the costs of replacing a leaky roof, making other needed structural improvements and completing necessary code interior upgrades and changes. We need help from our community to complete these repairs and keep our Post and hall operating. We would appreciate your help.
Please go to Go Fund Me and contribute what you can.
We are the Palatine, Illinois Post 690 of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. Our family of chartered organizations work together in providing a fraternal group of veterans, sons of veterans and those closely related to veterans.
The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The Sons of the American Legion
Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, the Sons of the American Legion is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in the Sons of the American Legion.
The American Legion Auxiliary
Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.
We are veterans serving veterans.
Originally founded by the Palatine veterans of World War I, Post 690 is located in downtown Palatine, Illinois. American Legion Post 690 has been serving veterans, veteran families and the public since 1924 when it was granted its charter. The post provides support through the post's American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Post 690 hosts and manages the Club Room, open to the public everyday. The Club Room is a great place to meet your friends or to just come in and enjoy some American Legion hospitality.
The post also has recently renovated The Club Hall which can be reserved for receptions, birthday parties and meetings. The Hall can be configured to meet your needs. Outside catering is available. Beverage and bartender service can be provided.
Proceeds from Post 690 hospitality, hall rentals and other events allows us to provide veteran related programs and services. Allowing us to serve you, allows us to serve the veteran community in need.
Stop in, find out more and and join the American Legion Post 690 Family. You can view our current and upcoming meetings and events here.
Post Building Opened
Current Post 690 Events...
The annual Post 690 Fish Fry is back. The dine in or carry out event will start on Friday, February 26th and every Friday through April 2nd, 2021. Hours are 5:30p to 8:00p. The menu includes breaded fish, salad, bread, mac & cheese or tots, cole slaw and cookie. All dinners are $12.00. Dine in is all you can eat or carry out is a three piece dinner. Hope to see you there!
The membership of Palatine Post 690 of the American Legion is asking for donations to assist in its efforts to make improvements to the Legion Hall.
Donations to help with the improvements may be made payable to the American Legion Post 690.
A Donation Fund Form can be mailed to:
American Legion Post 690 Donations
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Donations may also be made through PayPal using the link below.
American Legion Post 690 is a 501(c)(19) designated organization under the Internal Revenue Code and your pledge payments may be deductible from personal income taxes to the maximum amount permitted by law.
Currently, we are collecting donations through Go Fund Me and PayPal. Please click below and contribute.
First Vice Commander Paul Clausell accepts a donation from the Palatine Rotary Club.