COVID-19 vaccines and testing
VA Bedford is providing COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to all Veterans. We continue to encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.
Available at these locations
COVID-19 vaccine clinic
We offer the the Pfizer COVID vaccine and the newly reformulated Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Omicron BA.4/BA.5 bivalent booster vaccines. When you visit for your second dose or booster shots, you must bring your CDC vaccination card.
All Veterans, regardless of characterization of service or VA healthcare enrollment, their spouses, and their caregivers may receive the COVID vaccine at VA Bedford Healthcare System (see COVID Vaccine Eligibility below).
Vaccine clinic location
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730
*NEW Hours: Vaccination for veterans will be offered by Primary Care Service on Thursdays by appointment through Primary Care.
Note that these are new hours, effective March 28, 2023
Free rides to COVID vaccine appointments
Veterans enrolled in VA Bedford Healthcare System are now eligible to receive free rides from VA’s Rideshare program to get to their scheduled COVID-19 vaccine or booster appointments, or for scheduled walk-in vaccination clinics. Ask about the Rideshare program when you book your appointment.
COVID-19 vaccine BA.4/BA.5 bivalent booster eligibility
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as their bivalent booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
New bivalent booster update
You can now get the bivalent booster at least two months after you complete the primary series or after any booster or additional dose you have received if these descriptions are true for you:
- You’re at least 12 years old (Pfizer) or 18 years old (Moderna), and
- You completed the primary vaccination with Janssen (J&J) or the Moderna or Pfizer series for your primary vaccine series.
You may choose either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for your Omicron BA.4/BA.5 bivalent booster.
Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines
Staying up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines is the best way to protect yourself and your family. Vaccines and boosters continue to protect against new forms of the coronavirus (like Omicron). If you’re eligible, come in for your COVID-19 booster now.
Update your vaccination records
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. You'll need the information off your CDC vaccination card.
Phone: 800-838-6331, option 2
How to get your COVID-19 vaccine records online
Find out how to get a copy of your VA COVID-19 vaccine records through the MyHeatheVet website or on your mobile device. You can also use your Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination card—or a photo of the card—as proof of vaccination.
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