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

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

VA is providing COVID-19 vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.

VA is now offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to Veterans, spouses and caregivers who have already received a full series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months ago. Not all VA facilities are offering Pfizer booster shots. Learn more about COVID-19 booster shots in VA.

You can also receive your Pfizer booster outside of VA. You can locate a vaccine site at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. Make sure to take your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card when you go!

We continue to encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.


Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters under Emergency Use Authorization. This decision follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement authorizing a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations, as follows:

  • Individuals who should get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster include:
    • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series at least six months ago
    • People 50 to 64 years old with underlying medical conditions who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series at least six months ago
  • Individuals who may opt to get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose, based on their individual benefits and risks, including:
    • People 18 to 49 years old with underlying medical conditions who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series at least six months ago
    • People 18 to 64 years old who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their occupational or institutional setting who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series at least six months ago

Currently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been authorized as a booster shot. FDA and CDC continue to review data to determine whether and when a booster might be recommended for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine(s). VA will plan to offer boosters of these vaccines if authorized and recommended.

VA Bedford will start offering the Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccines by appointment on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, to Veterans receiving care at VA and VA employees, as well as all other Veterans, spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA recipients under the authority of the SAVE LIVES Act, as supply and capacity permits. Persons coming in for a booster dose should be reminded to bring their vaccine card with them.

Appointment line for COVID vaccines / boosters:  781-687-4000

Our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is once again open Monday through Friday with appointments available from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


VA Bedford COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

We offer COVID vaccines BY APPOINTMENT ONLY* as of Sept. 28, 2021; the Pfizer vaccine is administered in two doses: the second dose 21 days after the first, and the Janssen (J&J) is a single-dose vaccine.

Eligible vaccination categories (under authority of the SAVE LIVES Act)

  • All Veterans
  • Spouses of Veterans
  • Caregivers of Veterans
    • Including adolescents ages 12-17 who are caregivers of Veterans
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits
    • Including adolescents ages 12-17 (Adolescents are NOT indicated to receive the COVID booster)
    • Including children (ages 12-17) (as well as spouses) of permanently and totally disabled Veterans or of Veterans who have died from service-connected disability

Individuals not enrolled in VA healthcare are requested to pre-register at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed. If you have questions or need help filling out the registration form, call our MyVA411 main information line at 800-698-2411.

If you got vaccinated outside VA, please use MyHeatheVet to notify your primary care provider or give them a call to have it documented in your records (800-VETMED1, option 2 (800-838-6331, option 2)). 

Veterans wanting to use our shuttle service between the local VA clinics and ENRM Veterans Hospital in Bedford should reserve their shuttle seats before making their vaccination appointment. Visit our *updated Shuttle Schedule page for participating VA clinics and details.

Contact Info

Location

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

Contact Number(s)

  • 781-687-4000

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Appointment Required