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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Hours Update

Date: 10/4/2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The clinic is currently located within the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, in the Oaks Pavilion, Floor 3, Southside Dining Facility. Enter by Meadows Pavilion, Floor 3, Subway.

  • TRICARE beneficiaries age 12 and up, DoD Civilian employees, and DoD Contract employees are eligible to receive a vaccine with us.
  • Booster doses are now being offered for select groups: People age 65 and older, residents in long term care facilities, people age 18-64 with underlying health conditions, and people 18-64 who are at increased risk due to occupational or institutional setting are eligible for a booster dose 6 months after their 2nd Pfizer dose. Please speak with your Primary Care Provider with any questions or concerns. 
  • For those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, a 3rd dose is available 28 days from your 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Please speak with your Primary Care Provider with any questions or concerns. 

Boosters and 3rd doses are only available to those who were vaccinated with the Pfizer series. 

Patients are encouraged to book an appointment through the DHA Appointment Portal. Please book 3rd dose appointments as 2nd dose appointments if there are no 3rd dose appointments available: https://informatics-stage.health.mil/BelvoirCOVIDApp/‚Äč

Walk-in appointments are accommodated on a space available basis. 

As always, for the most up-to-date information on our COVID-19 vaccination efforts, call our COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hotline 24/7 at 571-231-7777, option 1.


Previous COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Date: 10/1/2021

3rd Dose -vs- Booster Shots

  • An additional, or “Third Dose” is for people who may not have had a strong enough immune response from the first 2 doses.
  • A “Booster” shot is for people whose immune response may have weakened over time. 
The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The clinic is currently located within the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, in the Oaks Pavilion, Floor 3, Southside Dining Facility. Enter by Meadows Pavilion, Floor 3, Subway.

Current Vaccine Guidance:
  • In accordance with recent CDC guidelines, an additional 3rd dose of the mRNA vaccine is recommended only for individuals identified as “moderately to severely immunocompromised”.
  • The 3rd dose must be at least 28 days from your 2nd dose. Please speak to your Primary Care Provider if you are unsure of your current health status or have any questions regarding the COVID 19 vaccine.
  • At this time, a “booster” dose is not approved for healthy individuals. We will update this hotline with any changes.

Date: 9/22/2021

The FBCH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The clinic is currently located within the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, in the Oaks Pavilion, Floor 3, Southside Dining Facility. Enter by Meadows Pavilion, Floor 3, Subway.

TRICARE beneficiaries age 12 and up, DoD Civilian employees, and DoD Contract employees are eligible to receive a vaccine with us.

In accordance with recent CDC guidelines, an additional 3rd dose of the mRNA vaccine is recommended only for individuals identified as “moderately to severely immunocompromised”.

The 3rd dose must be at least 28 days from your 2nd dose.

Please speak to your Primary Care Provider if you are unsure of your current health status or have any questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

At this time, a “booster” dose is not approved for healthy individuals. We will update this hotline with any changes.


Date: 8/18/2021

mRNA 3rd Dose Booster Guidance

The CDC is currently recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional third dose of the mRNA vaccine. CDC recommendations on the booster shots for all populations are still under consideration. FBCH will provide additional guidance on booster shots as it evolves.

Patients identified as being moderately to severely immunocompromised includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood.
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (≥20mg prednisone daily or equivalent) or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

Individuals must self-identify as requiring the additional third dose. A provider referral or script is NOT required in order to receive the additional third dose. Individuals are encouraged to speak with their Primary Care Provider if they are unsure about their current health status.

Patient must wait at least 28-days after completing their 2-dose mRNA vaccine series prior to receiving the additional third dose.

For people who received either Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines, a third dose of the same vaccine should be used.

This third dose recommendation DOES NOT apply to individuals who received the Janssen/J&J vaccine.

FBCH currently offers the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine only.


Date: 7/6/2021

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be located directly within the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

You will find the clinic located in the Eagle Pavilion, Floor 2, Reception 2.

Please note, the clinic will no longer operate out of the Community Center.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It is closed on Wednesdays, weekends and federal holidays at this time.


Date: 5/15/2021

We are now offering the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to beneficiaries age 12 and up. Patients under the age of 18 must have a parent present during their vaccine appointment. 

If you are in one of the following categories, you are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine with us: 

  • TRICARE beneficiaries age 12 and up, 
  • DoD Civilian employees and 
  • Select contractor personnel who usually receive influenza vaccines as part of a DoD occupational health program.

We’re currently offering the Pfizer vaccine only; this vaccine is given in a two-dose series separated by 21 days. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is being offered through an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration on a voluntary basis.

If you have specific questions regarding whether or not the COVID-19 vaccine is right for you, please contact your primary care provider. We look forward to serving you soon!


Date: 5/5/2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Fort Belvoir Community Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on weekends and Federal Holidays at this time. 

All TRICARE beneficiaries age 16 and up are now eligible to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Other eligible personnel include DoD Civilian employees and select contractor personnel who usually receive influenza vaccines as part of a DoD occupational health program.


Date: 4/23/2021

Expanded Clinic Hours & Walk-in Availability 

Beginning Monday, April 26 the FBCH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will begin operating 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic operates by appointment, with limited walk-ins available from 3 to 5 p.m. daily.

Walk-ins are subject to vaccine availability and are not guaranteed.

  • All TRICARE beneficiaries, ages 16 and up, are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Other eligible personnel include DoD Civilian employees and select contractor personnel who usually receive influenza vaccines as part of a DoD occupational health program are also eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Date: 4/13/2021

Tier #2 Vaccine Appointment Availability 

Exciting news!!! Beginning Wednesday, April 14 the FBCH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will open appointments for Tier #2:

  •  All TRICARE beneficiaries, ages 16 and up, are now eligible to make an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The FBCH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic operates by appointment ONLY; there is NO walk-in availability at this time.
  • New appointment time slots are released weekly based on vaccine supply. Please check the appointment site often for new releases.
  • Other eligible personnel include DoD Civilian employees and select contractor personnel who usually receive influenza vaccines as part of a DoD occupational health program.

Date: 4/8/2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Fort Belvoir Community Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. We are closed on weekends and Federal Holidays at this time. Please check the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hotline at 571-231-7777, option 1 and OPM operating status prior to your arrival in the event of inclement weather.

We are now in Tier 1C, open to beneficiaries age 65 and up and patients age 16 to 64 with increased risk for severe illness as defined by the CDC. This list of conditions has been expanded; please see the CDC website for more information. Beneficiaries in Tiers 1A and 1B are also still eligible to receive the vaccine. Please note: Tier 1b now includes DoD beneficiaries who work in the civilian sector as education professionals.


Date: 3/15/2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Fort Belvoir Community Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. We are closed on weekends and Federal Holidays at this time. Please check the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hotline at 571-231-7777, option 1 and OPM operating status prior to your arrival in the event of inclement weather.

We are now in Phase 1C, appointments are open to patients ages 65 and up, and patients ages 16 to 64 with an increased risk for severe illness as defined by the CDC.


Date: 3/10/2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Fort Belvoir Community Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. We are closed on weekends and Federal Holidays at this time. Please check the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hotline at 571-231-7777, option 1 and OPM operating status prior to your arrival in the event of inclement weather.

We are now open to our beneficiaries age 65 and up by appointment only! You can schedule an appointment to receive the first dose of Pfizer vaccine on TRICARE Online. To register for an account, please visit www.tricareonline.comELIGIBLE PERSONNEL WHO ARE NOT BENEFICIARIES should contact their designated unit or agency Point of Contact for scheduling.


Date: 2/12/2021

First Dose Appointments on Hold

At this time, first dose appointments at the FBCH COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic are on HOLD due to vaccine supply constraints.

Please keep our Vaccination Information Hotline number handy 571-231-7777, option 1.

Once we receive additional supply, the information hotline will be updated with information on vaccine availability, eligibility, and instructions for scheduling an appointment.

Please note, this is an information line only, and cannot accept messages. If you have specific questions regarding whether or not the COVID-19 vaccine is right for you, please contact your primary care provider. 


Date: 2/8/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination appointments will be available for Phase 1B beneficiaries (75 years and older) through TRICARE Online starting Tuesday, February 9, 2021. 

You may call our Vaccination Information Hotline for the most up-to-date information regarding our COVID-19 Vaccination efforts. You may access the hotline 24/7 by calling 571-231-7777, option 1. NOTE: This is an information box ONLY and messages may not be left, however the hotline is updated daily and serves as your best source for the latest information. 

If you have specific questions regarding the vaccine, please contact your primary care provider. 

Military personnel seeking a vaccine should contact their chain of command to schedule an appointment.

We are working hard to ensure the health and well-being of our community, and are working to ensure extra measures are in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. 

Please stay safe, and we looking forward to providing you with more updates soon.

Date: 1/21/2021

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH) shares your concerns of quickly providing the most up-to date and accurate information to our beneficiaries and staff. 

As you may know, we've received the Pfizer vaccine here at Fort Belvoir. This vaccine requires two doses, separated by 21 days. We're currently finishing second doses for our healthcare personnel, and getting started with first doses for our Critical National Capabilities personnel. 

We’re gearing up to provide vaccines to the next DHA designated population. Details on providing the vaccine and vaccine availability, eligibility, how to book an appointment and updates will be shared using the following methods:

  • Belvoir Hospital Web Page.
  • Social Media platforms.
  • EverBridge alerts (via phone and text messages).
  • COVAX Hotline (571) 231-7777.
  • FBCH Director mails to the FBCH staff.
  • Notifications via the FBCH Intranet to staff.
  • Recorded messages patients receive when being reminded about appointments. 
  • Updated electronic signage information at the entrance gates of the installation.
  • Base Newspaper (Belvoir Eagle).

The health and safety of the staff and beneficiaries of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital remains our top priority, and we are committed to providing the most current information as we fight the global pandemic of COVID-19.


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