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Immunizations

We provide all inoculations by appointment only to active duty personnel, retirees and dependents. Flu shots are administered seasonally to all beneficiaries.

Appointments can be made by calling 781-225-6172.

  • Smallpox administration is currently suspended due to the pandemic per DHA guidance.
  • ‚ÄčTuberculosis Skin Tests are not administered on Thursday.

Influenza Vaccine Update

The flu vaccine is now available to all eligible beneficiaries age 6 months and older.  Please contact 781-225-6789 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

COVID-19 vaccine candidates are being offered through an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine is being administered in phases to DoD uniformed service members, both the active and Selected Reserve components, including members of the National Guard; dependents; retirees; civilian employees, and selected DoD contract personnel as authorized in accordance with DoD regulation.

The vaccine is being offered on a voluntary basis, but priority populations are highly encouraged to get it. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine protects yourself, your family, your community and our nation.

To learn more about the phased plan and DoD priorities, visit: www.health.mil/COVIDVaccine

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The 66th Medical Squadron has begun administering the COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with the Department of Defense prioritization schema. Eligible populations will be notified in each phase as vaccine doses are available.

  • The MDS is currently in Phase 1b and is awaiting additional shipments to continue with this phase. 
  • Eligible Phase 1b personnel will be notified once the vaccine is available.  
  • Individuals in Phase 1a who have already received their first dose should plan to receive their second dose four weeks after their initial dose, which should correspond to the date noted on their COVID-19 immunization card.

Individuals in subsequent phases will be notified when they are eligible to receive the vaccination over the next several weeks.  Notification will be made through multiple channels including unit leaders for base employees, secure messaging and telephone calls for patients enrolled to the clinic, and the Hanscom Public Affairs Office.

Regardless of ongoing vaccination efforts, Hanscom AFB will continue to adhere to DOD and Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines including facial coverings, physical distancing, and hand washing.

Additional information on the Hanscom COVID-19 vaccination distribution process can be found at www.Hanscom.af.mil/Coronavirus

What Happens Next?

Once you receive the vaccine, if you experience any side-effects or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 781-225-6789 or contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line.

Other COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

To be aware of all possible COVID-19 vaccination resources, we encourage you to stay informed about vaccine administration schedules for the state of Massachusetts and the Veterans Administration for eligible individuals.

State of Massachusetts

The State of Massachusetts has expanded eligibility to those in Phase 2, Group 2.  Everyone in Phase 1, individuals age 65 and older, individuals with 2+ certain medical conditions, & residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing can get the COVID-19 vaccine now.  For more information or to book an appointment, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations or call 2-1-1.

Veterans Administration

The VA Bedford Healthcare System has recently expanded vaccinations to additional categories for VA-enrolled patients.  This includes:

  • Community Residential Care (CRC) homes
  • All VA Bedford employees, including tenant units
  • VA outpatients 50 and over and those determined by their care provider to be at high risk for a COVID-19 infection

To schedule a vaccination appointment, eligible veterans may call 781-687-4000.  To apply for VA health benefits, veterans should visit https://www.bedford.va.gov/patients/eligibility.asp.

Contact Us

Location

90 Vandenberg Drive, Building 1900

Phone

781-225-6172

Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Closed the first Thursday afternoon of every month for readiness training

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.