Dems Abroad Thailand: U.S. expat vets may get vaccines via their local 'VFW or American Legion' posts

While the U.S. State Department isn't known to have changed its stated policy of not providing "direct medical care to private U.S. citizens abroad," including vaccines, the Democrats Abroad Thailand has told its members that those expats living in Thailand who are U.S. military veterans may now "register for vaccination" with the Pfizer vaccine, through their local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) or American Legion posts. 

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Continued lack of U.S.-provided vaccines for expats weighs on frustrated Americans in Thailand

Americans living in Thailand say their continuing calls for the U.S. to provide them with Covid-19 vaccinations – in recognition of their status as U.S. taxpayers, owing to America's citizenship-based tax regime – still are not being acted upon as they would like, even as the numbers of infections and Covid-related deaths continue to rise steadily in the Southeast Asian country.

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Expat vaccination issue heats up, as bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urges Blinken to act

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has written to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to urge him to make Covid-19 vaccines available to American expats at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, even as U.S. embassies around the world continue to state on their websites that the U.S. government "does not plan to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas."

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As two ex-U.S. ambassadors say it's 'time for Americans abroad to be given their shots,' expats mull limited options

While many Americans back home are voluntarily opting out of being vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus, American expats around the world are furiously struggling to obtain the vaccine for themselves and their families. And as they're doing so, many are grumbling about the fact that being U.S. taxpayers, they should have as much right to free and available vaccines as their Homeland counterparts. 

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