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NEW! 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

The 66th Medical Squadron will begin administering COVID vaccines on a walk-in basis at the clinic beginning July 7. Walk-ins can be done Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Immunization Clinic.  Read more about this here.

A&FRC reopens for in-person services

The Airman and Family Readiness Center here has reopened for in-person services beginning June 14. Read more about this here.

FSS expands facility capacity

The 66th Force Support Squadron here recently announced capacity increases to many of its facilities across the installation. Read more about this here

DAF releases update on telework, remote work guidance

The DAF guidance memorandum, DoDI1035.01_DAFI 36-816 Telework Program, provides necessary clarification and expands the Department’s use of telework and remote work based on current lessons learned, pending a comprehensive review of the Department of the Air Force telework program. Read more about this here

Mask guidelines updated for vaccinated persons

Base officials announced that, effective immediately, fully vaccinated personnel here who are at least 14 days beyond their final dose are no longer required to wear facial coverings indoors or outdoors. Read more about this here

Pfizer vaccine approved for children 12 to 15

The 66th Medical Squadron is approved to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to people ages 12 to 15, following its emergency use authorization approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this month. Read more about this here

Vaccine appointments available at MDS facilities

The 66th Medical Squadron here has increased availability of COVID vaccine appointments for personnel with a valid Department of Defense identification card. Currently, appointments are available for both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. 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 will be administered on a walk-in basis at the clinic beginning July 7. Walk-ins can be done Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and 1 to 3 p.m.  

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.