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.
- Tuberculosis 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.
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.