Important Vaccination Operations Update from VA Bedford Healthcare System

Have you heard the news? Effective today, VA Bedford Healthcare System now has enough COVID-19 vaccine to offer it to enrolled Veterans age 50 and older!

Veterans 50 and older who get their care at VA Bedford will receive or have received a vaccination eligibility letter by mail to help answer any questions. You can also expect a phone call from the scheduling team soon.  If they do not reach you, they will call back, or you can call them to make your appointment. The COVID Vaccination Clinic appointment line is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.


If you are a Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare and on the Bedford campus for an appointment, ask your healthcare provider if you are in one of the current categories to receive the vaccine. 

If you are a Veteran who is not enrolled in VA healthcare, but interested in getting the vaccine, please visit this Eligibility page to determine your eligibility for VA healthcare.

First Responders who are Veterans

Don’t Fumble: Enjoy the Super Bowl and Not a Super Spreader!

North Andover Health Department

Community and Economic Development Division


Super Bowl Advisory

As people all over the state are excited to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, we advise while in the midst of a pandemic you keep in mind necessary distancing, mask, and gathering orders. The current capacity orders in place per Governor Baker are limited to 10 people for indoor gatherings and 25 people for outdoor gatherings.

For any Super bowl oriented celebrations keep in mind to:

  • Limit in-person gatherings only to people you live with.

  • When preparing food for family and neighbors, deliver them in a no-contact way.

  • Consider hosting or attending virtual Super bowl celebrations. 

  • If the weather permits such, increase general ventilation by keeping windows and doors open.

  • Avoid gatherings with elderly or those with various pre-existing health conditions.

Hosting gatherings with non-household members is not recommended in the current state of the pandemic however, in the event that any gatherings take place, please keep in mind to:

  • Limit indoor gatherings to 10 people, and outdoor gatherings to 25 people (applies to private homes, event venues and public spaces).

  • Wear a mask and socially distance from others if you are with non-household members. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

  • Do not share food, drink, or any utensils, including serving utensils.

  • Monitor yourself for fever or any symptoms 10 days before and after any gatherings.

Most importantly if you are feeling sick, have been in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results please stay home.

For any question please contact the North Andover Health Department by email at kobika@northandoverma.gov or scasey@northandover.gov or by phone at (978) 688-9540.

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