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 moved to Tier 2 (remaining population) of the DoD prioritization schema.
All individuals with a DoD identification card may schedule a vaccination. Vaccination appointments are made online at https://health.mil/dap.html
Individuals who have already received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine should plan to receive their second dose four weeks (28 days) after their initial dose.
Individuals who have already received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine should plan to receive their second dose three weeks (21 days) after their initial dose.
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
Everyone in Phase 1, individuals age 75 and older, individuals age 55 and older, individuals with 1+ certain medical conditions, residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing, K-12 educators, K-12 school staff, and child care workers, and certain workers are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine now. For more information or to book an appointment, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information
The VA Bedford Healthcare System is currently vaccinating All Veterans (Includes Reserve, Guard, Public Health officers, NOAA, Coast Guard, Academy cadets), Spouses of Veterans (including widows/widowers, marriage, same-sex and common-law marriages) Caregivers of Veterans (family or friend who provides care to the Veteran: feeding, bathing, dressing, shopping, transportation), and Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits. Individuals must pre-register. For more information please visit https://www.bedford.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp