Hundreds of Alaskans will be impacted by the Department of Veterans Affairs decision requiring all Title 38 VA healthcare personnel to get the experimental COVID shots.

VA Secretary Denis McDonough announced the mandate on July 26, and it will affect physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, registered nurses, physician assistants, dentists and chiropractors — who work in Veterans Health Administration facilities, visit VHA facilities or provide direct care to those VA serves.

Each employee has eight weeks to comply with the mandate.

McDonough claimed the move is necessary to keep veterans safe.

“We’re mandating vaccines for Title 38 employees because it’s the best way to keep Veterans safe, especially as the Delta variant spreads across the country,” he said in a statement about the change.

Alaska’s VA Healthcare System includes hundreds of employees who work in primary, specialty, and mental health outpatient care. Services are provided through a joint venture with the U.S. Air Force on Elmendorf Air Force Base just outside of Anchorage. This includes a 50-bed residential rehab program and a 24-bed work therapy transitional program.
In addition to the main facility in Anchorage, the VA offers services in several community-based outpatient clinics across Alaska. These clinics are located in Fairbanks, Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Wasilla and Juneau.

The Epoch times reported that earlier on July 26, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the White House hadn’t yet decided whether it was even legal to require federal employees to get COVID shots.

“It hasn’t been determined that it would be illegal, no. But we have not made a determination about that,” Psaki said.

Critics of mandatory COVID shots have warned that such policies are in fact not legally permitted because the experimental shots remain under “emergency use authorization” and have not been approved by the FDA.

As of July 26, the CDC’s website still stated, “The federal government does not mandate (require) vaccination for people. Additionally, CDC does not maintain or monitor a person’s vaccination records. Whether a state or local government or employer, for example, can require or mandate COVID-19 vaccination is a matter of state or other applicable law. This information now appears to be out of date.

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Veterans Affairs is first federal agency to mandate experimental COVID shot

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    I can see alot of people quitting over this crap. Way to go VA. you are officially a TRAITOR!

    • Nita Young says:

      and they should quit….this is forced suicide……what is wrong with people’s brains…..? do you have to be an un ‘educated’ peasant to see the truth? who is your God……? the truth is so easy to find…yet the false flag of lies and 1/2 truths are preferred….. the vaccine offers 0 protection! Kills your DNA and there is no reversal of the damage that is done to your body organs….in 2 to 3 yrs you are dead if not long before…..what is NOT understood about this? Go to American Frontline Drs. and find some truth.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Don’t participate in the genocidal elite’s de-population game.
    If you are under 60 yo – with no co-morbidities – yiu have a survival rate of 99.997%.
    Why are they censoring opposing points of view from Nobel prize winning doctors, and virologists and immunological?
    I’ve never seen censorship, on any issue like this- what are they hiding. No one really believes the govt cares about us and wants us all safe – do they?…

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Get the shot and you still get Covid-19
    What don’t they understand. It’s my life I choose not the government.
    More madness, craziness. No shot or mask wearing for me are my family.

    • AB says:

      But you do not have the right to make choices regarding the lives of others, which is what unvaccinated, unmasked people are doing. Masks are a simple, small sacrifice that can keep people around you healthy. Vaccines are safe and are meant to save not just your life, but lives in the community.

      • Mongo Love Candy says:

        You are a first class propagandized Dimwit.

      • Nita Young says:

        the mask affords no protection it is a psychological game to make you feel safe….. it is bs….read and find truth from real doctors not the drs of the establishment elite lying governments…….it ruins your cells and your lungs! you need fresh air! not suffocating and destroying your lungs….

      • I. P. Friehly says:

        Thank you for letting me know a little square of fabric over my face destroys my lungs! This winter I won’t put on a balaclava or scarf while enjoying the Alaskan outdoors!

      • Lacretia Ballance says:

        Put your balaclava or scarf over your auto muffler. Let us know how that works out for you.

        Respiratory functions contaminates any mask with the first breath cycle, then the rebreathing abd breeding of pathogens trapped in the mask escalates, until the mask becomes a vector for the spead of pathogens and toxins, endangering the wearer and the environment.

        Vaccines are a profitable myth.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    It’s not a law it’s a Mandate.
    it’s an experimental drug. Being injected into children Soooooo Wrong.
    Please stand up and protect your little ones.
    Next they will be giving the shots to new borns.
    Wait there killing thousands of new borns with abortions.


    Wonder what they are going to do when some of those mandated to get these shots start getting sick from them, or even worse, like my mom who is a hospital now with constant TIA’s and rheumatiod arthritis?
    This reminds me of the mandate we were given to take the first flu shots when I was in the military in the 70’s. I refused and am still glad I did because a LOT of people got very ill. Like the left’s favorite mantra, “My body, my choice”.

    • AB says:

      But the bodies and lives of other people around you are affected by your choices in a pandemic situation when you risk passing around a highly contagious and very deadly disease by not taking simple and safe precautions.

      • G Aleution says:

        Manipulator. When did you first notice how much you love to MANIPULATE others? YOU HAVE ZERO RIGHT TO WHEEDLE ANY OTHER ADULT TO DO ONE THING HE DOESN’T WANT TO DO.

      • Sam Addams says:

        That’s right! So will you help me overturn our DUI laws now? No government can tell me how much I can or can’t drink before driving!

      • Lacretia Ballance says:

        The vaccinated are shedders.

  • Mo says:

    These mandates do not bode well for the economy as a whole, those unvaxxed I’m sure no longer have any faith in long term employment and as a result affects spending, imagine this multiplied by the hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions across the country coupled with hyperinflation. Quite a pickle were about to be in.

  • Patrick Dalton says:

    If the vx is so good, let those who think so get it. There is something else behind this. My brother is now paralyzed for life from one dose of moderna. Where did people go that had courage to say no? As for me, some things are worth dying for. This is one. Anyone with me?

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    It’s not a law it’s a Mandate
    It’s an experimental drug. Being injected into or children too, it’s so wrong.
    Please stand up and protect your children.
    Next they will be injecting the shot into new born babies.
    Wait they’re already killing thousands of babies with abortions.

    • AB says:

      600,000 Americans have died from Covid. Their lives also matter. If more people would have worn masks and vaccinated, many lives could have been saved. Being pro life does not only mean being anti abortion.

  • Mongo Love Candy says:

    Only the sick governing elites can look you in the eye with a straight face and force experimental injections on u because masks didnt work while simultaneously forcing masks on you because the injections didnt work. Daniel Horowitz

  • Mongo Love Candy says:

    Great Read: Exposing the Fake Science Driving Covid-19 and The Great Reset Agenda

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    More sheep being told what to do. You get the shot No mask wearing. Wait we were Wrong Again, you still need to wear a diaper on your face. Lies and more lies

  • SJ Jr says:

    The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that authorizes the FDA to grant emergency use authorization also requires the secretary of Health and Human Services to “ensure that individuals to whom the product is administered are informed … of the option to accept or refuse administration of the product.” 21 U.S. Code § 360bbb–3 – Authorization for medical products for use in emergencies

  • SJ Anchorage citizen says:

    The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that authorizes the FDA to grant emergency use authorization also requires the secretary of Health and Human Services to “ensure that individuals to whom the product is administered are informed … of the option to accept or refuse administration of the product.” 21 U.S. Code § 360bbb–3 – Authorization for medical products for use in emergencies

    When It Comes To Masks, Physics Will Always Trump Politics

  • Lani says:

    My body my choice.

  • Andy says:

    So, what happens to these mandates when serious injuries begin to develop? Do the people making the mandates suddenly say “oh sooo sorry we’ve decided to retract the mandates, those of you who were forced, well, good luck with your future”?? You have no recourse.

    • Akgrrrl says:

      Begin? Adverse events in the western world are off the charts for months now. If you are watching all the news you get from captured tv media, of course you will not be hearing anything counter to the uniparty narrative.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Genocidal de-popularion campaign by the elites.
    The Fed govt and Big Pharma do not really care about you, your health, and safety – be real.
    NO ONE can tell you the gene therapy is safe – no one – because they haven’t had 10 to 15 years to run the appropriate trials like they’ve done with ALL other vaccines.
    Guinea pigs and lemmings – go for it – you are THE problem anyway…

  • Shane Christiansen says:

    Employee Health Policies
    Employer Liability Acceptance Form

    I, COMPANY OFFICIALS NAME: ____________________________ , as an official representative of COMPANY NAME:
    _____________________________________ in the official company capacity of JOB TITLE:
    _________________________________________ charged with the duty of executing said company’s employee health
    policies, which may include company policies potentially harmful to employee including the use of, coercion, bribery or
    any threat of loss of employment and income, or any other means of coercion, hereby state that I fully understand the
    actions I am taking, and that I ACCEPT FULL LEGAL, FINANCIAL AND HEALTH CONDITION LIABILITY, both professionally
    and personally, for any and all damages affecting employee, which may arise as a result of my actions to enforce and
    execute said “Company” employee health policy, and hereby acknowledge that I am executing and enforcing said
    policies without providing employee proper information in order for the employee to offer any “informed consent.”
    “EMPLOYEE” shall include all under direct employment and all private “contractors” that fall under said company health
    policies being enforced.

    Liability for “forced or coerced” health policies will include, but are not limited to; forced masking, forced quarantine,
    forced house arrest, forced medical treatments of any kind, any forced vaccinations, inoculations, injections, whether
    approved by government agencies or not, related employee abuse or “shaming,” discrimination, or otherwise
    infringement upon employee Constitutionally protected Natural Rights, individual liberties, or Civil Liberties.

    COMPANY NAME: _____________________________________________________________________

    COMPANY HQ ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________________

    COMPANY PRIMARY PHONE: ____________________________________________________________

    PRESIDENT/ CEO NAME: ________________________________________________________________

    COMPANY OFFICER: ___________________________________________________________________

    OFFICER HOME ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________

    OFFICER HOME PHONE: ___________________________ MOBILE PHONE _______________________

    DATE POLICY IS BEING FORCED UPON EMPLOYEE: __________________________________________

    I, the undersigned, responsible for executing and enforcing company health policies upon employee, without their
    “informed consent” and “against their will” fully understand the actions I am taking and that I am completely liable, on
    behalf of company and myself, for any adverse effects, losses to the health, financial or other well-being of employee,
    due to my actions today.

    SIGNED: ____________________________________ DATE: ______________________
    Both Professionally and Personally