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COVID-19 vaccination locations
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are now available for children ages 5-11 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 collaborative, health care, pharmacies, grocery stores, or local Boards of Health.
- Everyone age 5 and older can get a 1st booster after they have had their primary vaccine series
- Anyone age 50 and older may get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after their 1st booster
- Anyone age 18 and older with certain medical conditions may get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after their 1st booster
- Anyone age 12 and older with certain medical conditions may get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after their 1st booster
You can mix and match vaccines. Your booster does not need to be the same vaccine brand as your original COVID-19 vaccination. If you are ages 5-17, you can only get a Pfizer booster.
If you're NOT immunocompromised, you’re eligible for a 1st booster if:
- Moderna: It’s been at least 5 months since your 2nd dose
- Pfizer: It's been at least 5 months since your 2nd dose
- Johnson & Johnson: It’s been at least 2 months since your first dose
Additionally, anyone age 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may get a 2nd booster of either Moderna or Pfizer at least 4 months after their 1st booster.
Anyone age 50 and older may get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after their 1st booster.
People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and may need more doses of vaccine to protect them. Therefore, certain groups of people ages 12 and older with weakened immune systems should get an additional vaccine dose as part of their primary series, and also get 2 booster doses a bit sooner than other people.
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.
- Find a mobile pop-up clinic 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.
- Apply to the mobile vaccination program
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 and Moderna 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 or Moderna 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 42 days)
- Moderna: second shot recommended 28 days after the first shot (can be up to 42 days)
- You must 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
- Green star: General vaccination sites (healthcare locations)
- Blue star: General vaccination sites (pharmacy/grocery locations)
- Red star: State-sponsored vaccination sites
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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