The Bedford VA says any veteran in their system, no matter their age, can sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination.
“VA Bedford is currently scheduling all Veterans enrolled in VA health care, regardless of age,” a post on their website states. “Designated Caregivers enrolled in VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Support may receive the COVID vaccine with the Veteran for whom they care.”
Veterans should call the COVID Vaccination Clinic appointment line at 781-687-4000 to schedule their appointment at the vaccination clinic in the auditorium of Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. The appointment line is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, and appointments are available seven days a week, starting at 7 a.m. with the last appointment at 4:45 p.m. All vaccine recipients will be monitored for 15 minutes after your vaccination.
Veterans will automatically be scheduled for their second dose in three weeks while in the clinic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specify that because of the differences in formulations of the various COVID vaccines available, this two-dose series must be administered at the same location. By receiving the first dose at VA Bedford, Veterans agree to return to the same location for their second dose for their own safety and to ensure maximal vaccine efficacy.
Veterans wanting to use the shuttle service between the local VA clinics and Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford should reserve their shuttle seats before making their vaccination appointment. Visit the updated Shuttle Schedule page for participating VA clinics and details.
As of Feb. 28, 2021, VA Bedford Healthcare System has administered more than 20,000 first and second doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination to employees and Veterans!” the post states. “Our goal is to get the vaccine to every Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare who wants it.”