COVID-19 Vaccines - VA Bedford Healthcare System
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VA Bedford Healthcare System

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines. VA will have a limited amount of vaccines to start. We've worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time.

If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you. You don't need to reserve a vaccine, or come to a VA facility to request or receive a vaccine until we contact you. Our staff will only provide vaccines to Veterans who are currently eligible for one based on VA and CDC risk criteria.


As of Jan. 15, 2021, VA Bedford Healthcare System has administered more than 3,200 vaccinations to employees and Veterans!

We have expanded scheduling to additional categories based on federal guidance and are actively calling enrolled Veteran patients to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations in the following categories:
  • Community Residential Care (CRC) homes
  • All VA Bedford employees
  • Outpatients 65 and over and those determined by their care provider to be at high risk for a COVID-19 infection
  • VA employees whose duty station is Bedford but whose home base is elsewhere (tenant units)
Veterans 65 and older currently enrolled in VA healthcare have received or will shortly receive a vaccination eligibility letter by mail to help answer any questions. You can also expect a phone call from our scheduling team soon. 

If you are on the Bedford campus for an appointment, ask your healthcare provider if you are in one of the current categories to receive the vaccine. Due to transportation restrictions of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, we are only offering vaccinations at the Bedford campus at this time. We're actively working on a distribution plan to offer the vaccine in our community based outreach clinics.

If you are a Veteran who is not enrolled, but interested in getting the vaccine, please visit our Eligibility page to determine your eligibility for VA healthcare.

First Responders who are Veterans--with proper ID as determined by the State of Massachusetts and who are enrolled in or eligible for VA Healthcare--may walk in to the vaccination clinic, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please visit our Eligibility page if you have questions about healthcare enrollment.

To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.

Contact Info

Location

  • ENRM Veterans Hospital
    200 Springs Rd, Bedford MA 01730
    Theater, Building 78

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-838-6331

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.