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NEW! COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for some base access

Effective Nov. 23, civilian and contractor Department of Defense employees and visitors doing business on the base must attest to being fully vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test result taken within the past 72 hours. Read more here

Pfizer doses available for children ages 5 to 11

The 66th Medical Squadron is now offering the Pfizer COVID vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 by appointment only at the Immunization Clinic here. Read more here

Moderna, Pfizer boosters available while supplies last

The 66th Medical Squadron is now offering single COVID booster doses for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines while limited supplies last. The booster doses are available to all those 18 years and older, with base access, who completed their initial vaccine dose prior to May 5, on base or off. Read more here

COVID-19 booster shots available for eligible beneficiaries

The 66th Medical Squadron is now offering single Pfizer COVID vaccine booster doses to eligible beneficiaries here on a walk-in basis. Only Pfizer doses are available at this time, and the 66 MDS has not yet approved mixing vaccine brands, meaning a patient's initial vaccine dose and booster brand must match. Read more about this here

Mandatory COVID vaccine guidelines announced

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Department of the Air Force total force military members Sept. 3, in accordance with the Secretary of Defense mandate last month. Read more about this here.

Austin seeks presidential approval for mandatory troop vaccinations by mid-September

The COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for service members by mid-September, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in a message to the force. Read more about this here.

Updated mask guidance for Hanscom AFB

In accordance with deputy Secretary of Defense Updated Mask Guidance For All DoD Installations and Other Facilities dated July 28, 2021, Hanscom AFB is now in a CDC defined “substantial community transmission” area. Effective Aug. 3, regardless of vaccination status, federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors are now required to wear a mask indoors. Read more about this here.

What to know about COVID-19 Delta variant, available vaccines

The existing vaccines now available to everyone over the age of 12 have proven to be highly effective in preventing the newest COVID-19 Delta variant as well as other versions of the virus, according to Defense Department health officials.  Read more about this here.

COVID pandemic not over, concerns over delta variant growing

Nearly 68 percent of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.  Read more about this here.

MDS to move COVID vaccinations to walk-in basis Read more about this here.

DAF releases update on telework, remote work guidance Read more about this here

Mask guidelines updated for vaccinated persons Read more about this here

Pfizer vaccine approved for children 12 to 15 Read more about this here

Vaccine appointments available at MDS facilities Read the full article here

Hanscom Resilience Cell

The Hanscom Resilience Cell has been created to virtually connect our total Hanscom community and to help manage and respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and physical distancing. Learn more by visiting their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HanscomCSC/ or email HanscomResilienceCell@gmail.com with questions, ideas, concerns and needs.

                           

Medical Information

Keep up with COVID-19 updates by following the 66th Medical Squadron on Facebook. COVID-19 questions can be addressed to the Public Health office at 781-225-6295 or by email at usaf.hanscom.66-abg.list.publichealth@mail.mil.

Hanscom AFB Clinic

All COVID-19 vaccines for patients 12 and older will be administered on a walk-in basis at the clinic. Walk-ins can be done on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.  

Pediatric vaccines are available to children ages 5 to 11 at the immunization clinic by appointment only. Appointments can be made at https://health.mil/DAP.html. Only pediatric patients who are TRICARE beneficiaries are eligible to get the COVID vaccines at this time.

Calling ahead for pharmacy prescriptions by calling 781-225-6173 is encouraged. This will minimize your wait time at the pharmacy. The Hanscom Clinic Pharmacy hours of operation to 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Beneficiaries who rely on the Hanscom Clinic for primary care should contact the clinic at 781-225-6789 if they are experiencing symptoms or have specific concerns they believe might be related to COVID-19. Base personnel who are not enrolled to Hanscom Clinic should contact their primary care provider with health-related questions and concerns.