COVID-19 vaccination locations

Use VaxFinder.mass.gov to search for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment near you.

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children ages 6 months to 4 years old who live or go to school in Massachusetts.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. Contact your child’s health care provider or search VaxFinder.mass.gov for vaccination appointments.

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How to get vaccinated

Use VaxFinder.mass.gov to search for a vaccine appointment at locations including regional collaboratives, health care, pharmacies, grocery stores, or local Boards of Health.

Some locations may only serve certain ages. Talk to your child's doctor about COVID-19 vaccines and read the location details on VaxFinder.mass.gov to ensure the location is right for you.

Locations will be adding more appointments in the coming days.

  • State-sponsored sites will vaccinate children ages 6 months and older
  • Some pharmacies will vaccinate children ages 3 and older
  • CVS will vaccinate children ages 5 and older
  • Some CVS Minute Clinics will vaccinate children ages 18 months and older

Individuals without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.

Booster Information

Everyone ages 5 years and older should get all COVID-19 primary series doses, plus the most recent booster dose recommended for them. 

  • Children ages 5 through 11 years (who received Pfizer primary series) are recommended to get 1 monovalent Pfizer booster dose  

  • People ages 12 years and older, including those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, are recommended to get 1 dose of the updated/bivalent booster vaccine at least two months after their last primary series or monovalent booster dose. 

You can mix and match vaccines. Your booster does not need to be the same vaccine brand as your original COVID-19 vaccination, as long as it is an age appropriate vaccine.  

The updated Pfizer booster vaccine can be given to people 12 years and older.  

Both the updated Pfizer booster vaccine and the updated Moderna booster vaccine can be given to people18 years and older. 

Learn more about booster eligibility. Use VaxFinder to find a pharmacy or other location to get your booster. 

More vaccination options

Find a mobile pop-up vaccination clinic

Mobile pop-up vaccination clinics take place in a community-based setting like a community center, auditorium, or tent. They usually are set up short-term, for a day or evening for example, and may be offered on a regular schedule, like one day a week.

  • To find a location, visit VaxFinder and type in your zip code, then select the State-Sponsored checkbox to find a location near you.

Make an appointment for in-home vaccination 

In-home vaccinations are available for anyone unable to get to a vaccine location. Call the In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at 833-983-0485 to make an appointment through Commonwealth Care Alliance. 

The Intake line is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Operators are available in English and Spanish. Interpreters can be available in over 100 languages.

You will be able to speak with a representative and you will be registered with the State In-Home Vaccine Provider.

Schedule an in-home vaccination program

Employers, schools, and community groups: Use the Mobile Vaccination program

Mobile vaccination services are available for employers, schools, community organizations, priority populations, and any other group. 

Please use this form to submit a request.                    

Prepare for your appointment

  • Do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your appointment time. If you arrive early, please wait in your car until your appointment time. 

  • Use this guide to prepare for your appointment

  • If you use public transportation, use the MBTA Trip planner 

  • The Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax vaccines require two doses. You should make sure you have a second appointment scheduled from the same site, or know how to schedule it, before leaving your first appointment. 

  • The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine is only one dose. 

Scheduling a second dose appointment

  • If you are receiving the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccines, you must receive both doses. You should schedule your second-dose appointment the same day you receive your first dose. 

  • Pfizer: Second shot recommended 21 days after first shot (can be up to 8 weeks) 

  • Moderna: second shot recommended 28 days after the first shot (can be up to 8 weeks) 

  • Novavax: Second shot recommended 21 days after first shot (can be up to 8 weeks) 

  • You should get the same type of vaccine both times 

  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is one dose only 

If you cannot receive your second dose at the same place where you received your first dose, you can schedule your second dose at any vaccination site.

  • Go to VaxFinder and start a new search.
  • When you’ve chosen a location from your search results, call their displayed number or click their booking link to make an appointment.
    IMPORTANT: You must make sure the location offers the same vaccine you received for your first dose. Otherwise, you won't be able to get the second dose.
  • You can also call 2-1-1 for help scheduling a second dose if you're unable to do so on your own.

Map of vaccination sites

Map Legend:

  • Green star: General vaccination sites (healthcare locations)
  • Blue star: General vaccination sites (pharmacy/grocery locations)
  • Red star: State-sponsored vaccination sites

Additional Resources

Requesting a copy of your vaccination record

Massachusetts may have a record of vaccinations you received in the Commonwealth. This may include COVID-19, influenza, tetanus, and many others. The My Vax Records tool lets you access your COVID-19 digital vaccine card and your vaccination history from the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS).

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