KANSAS CITY, MO – Kansas City VA Medical Center has delivered more than 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines since December – including to a 102-year-old Army WWII veteran.
Melvin Rehkop, who took part in the Battle of the Bulge, was one of the first known veterans in the country to be vaccinated, according to a press release from KCVA.
Rehkop received his first dose of the vaccine in December as part of the KCVA operation Noah’s Ark.
Since then, KCVA has vaccinated police officers, first responders, public safety officers, firefighters, and veteran families.
In addition to events at their home base locations, KCVA employees have traveled to remote areas to reach out to more veterans.
Veterans who are already enrolled at the VA can be vaccinated. For more information, call 816-922-2619.