MDS receives bivalent COVID-19 booster dose

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  • By Mark Wyatt
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The 66th Medical Squadron is now offering an updated bivalent COVID-19 booster dose to eligible individuals.

According to MDS officials, the single-dose booster is only available to individuals 12 years and older at the clinic at this time, providing it has been at least two months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose. 

“It is recommended that people who have had more than one original (monovalent) booster get an updated (bivalent) booster,” said Mark Jenner, 66 MDS group practice manager.

The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine includes a component of the original virus strain to provide broad protection against the virus and a component of the omicron variant to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

To receive the bivalent vaccine, individuals must be Department of Defense ID cardholders, including service members, federal civilians and defense contractors.

According to Jenner, the clinic has the Moderna vaccine for those 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 and older. 

MDS officials are administering the Moderna vaccine every Monday and the Pfizer vaccine every Wednesday and Friday. 

Appointments are required and can be made at The clinic continues to offer the initial COVID-19 vaccine series and booster as well as the Novavax vaccine.

For additional information, personnel can contact Hanscom Public Health at