COVID-19 Vaccines - VA Boston Healthcare System
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VA Boston 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.

VA Boston is vaccinating Veterans, spouses, caregivers, CHAMPVA recipients and employees seeking 1st and 2nd doses of the initial primary series of Pfizer, Moderna or J&J COVID-19 vaccines. 3rd doses are for individuals with Immunocompromised conditions ONLY. Further information can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html. If you are unsure of your immune status, you should consult with your provider or review your condition.

You can also get your COVID-19 vaccination from a VA Community Care Network provider. Click here for a handout on getting your COVID-19 shot from a VA CCN provider.

Please bring your CDC Vaccine Card to show your vaccine record.

NOTE: This is different from Booster shots. Information regarding recently approved Pfizer booster shots will be available shortly. Booster shots will NOT be administered in Primary Care Clinics.​​​​​

For Veterans not enrolled in the VA Healthcare System, you can access faster service by preregistering at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/sign-up/introduction

​​​​​​​Locations:
VA Brockton Campus: 
Monday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Location: Primary Care, Building 3, 3rd Floor

VA Jamaica Plain Campus:
Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Primary Care, Main Building, 2nd Floor

VA West Roxbury Campus:
Fridays, 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Primary Care, Building 1, Ground Floor

Walk-in clinics are first come, first served, and participants will be offered a vaccine based on clinical need and inventory. For faster service at the clinic, you may preregister by visiting https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/sign-up/introduction.

Masks and physical distancing are still required at our facilities.

Additional Dose / Booster Vaccines from VA Boston for Individuals with Weakened Immune Systems: On Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for certain people with weakened immune systems who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

Currently, the additional doses are only recommended for people who received an initial series with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and are diagnosed with specific medical conditions making them less likely to have a sufficient immune response to the initial vaccine doses, such as those with organ transplants. This is the highest risk group for hospitalization from COVID-19 after vaccination. We do not yet have guidance for other fully vaccinated individuals wanting a booster dose.

The VA Boston Healthcare System is now offering third doses to specified groups. In addition to existing walk-in clinics and events, we will contact individuals to schedule vaccinations for those who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine AND are in groups recommended by the FDA and CDC for an additional dose.

If you have additional questions about getting an additional dose / booster of COVID-19 vaccine, please ask your primary care provider. VA Boston HCS patients can call 800-865-3384 and press 3, or message their primary care team through MyHelatheVet.

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Adolescents:
VA Boston Healthcare System is now offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents ages 12 to 17, who are caregivers of Veterans or CHAMPVA beneficiaries. All minors must be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian when getting vaccinated. Adolescents receiving the vaccine, and their parent or legal guardian must both provide consent before the 12 to 17-year-old can be vaccinated. For faster service at the clinic, eligible adolescents should first visit the campus Eligibility Office, or preregister as a caregiver or CHAMPVA beneficiary by visiting https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/sign-up/introduction.




 

Contact Info

Location

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-865-3384

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available