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COVID-19 Help via Text Messaging

'Annie' assures Veterans about their health, possible actions to take

A Veteran reading a text messageIf you’re worried about catching the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19, Annie text messages may be able to help.

Annie is VA’s automated text messaging app that sends health information and reminders to you. Any cellphone with texting capabilities can receive Annie messages.

Annie’s Coronavirus Precautions protocol messages can help you monitor symptoms and advise you when to contact your VA care team or a nurse triage line. The messages also provide general wellness tips and steps you can take to protect yourself. You can subscribe to the Annie Coronavirus Precautions protocol or ask your VA care team to assign it to you.

The screenshot below shows an example text exchange between Annie and a Veteran.

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Coronavirus: What Veterans Need to Know

Updated August 5, 2021