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COVID-19 vaccination locations

There are different types of COVID-19 vaccination sites, and many ways to find an appointment. Use to preregister or to find a location near you. Additional locations will be added in the coming weeks.

People age 16 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated.

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How to get vaccinated

People age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are under 18 years old, there are certain steps you should take.

There are different ways to find a vaccine appointment:

Massachusetts’ preregistration system makes it easier to request and schedule an appointment. People can preregister for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at mass vaccination locations and certain regional collaborative locations only. More locations will continue to be added.

Once you sign up for preregistration, you’ll receive weekly status updates. You can opt out at any time if you find an appointment elsewhere. Once an appointment is available, you’ll be contacted with the opportunity to book the appointment and have 24 hours to accept it.

Massachusetts receives a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government each week. Due to high demand and very limited supply, it may take several weeks to schedule an appointment or to be notified that an appointment is available.

Vaccination location types

Vaccines are being offered to eligible people at several different types of locations:

Mass vaccination & certain regional collaborative sites

General vaccination sites

  • Use to search for appointments
  • Includes health care locations, pharmacies, and grocery stores
  • Fewer appointments but availability updated daily

Local vaccination sites

  • Use to search for appointments
  • May be open only to residents of select and towns
  • Check the listing to see if the site is restricted

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.
  • Mass vaccination site accessibility information
  • 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

Mass Vaccination Locations: The preregistration system for mass vaccination locations is for first doses only. Second doses cannot be scheduled through the preregistration system.

You can schedule a second dose at a mass vaccination location if:

  • You were unable to schedule your second dose when you received your first dose at a mass vaccination location
  • You can't go back to another location where you received your first dose

The fastest way to book a second dose appointment is to call a mass vaccination location. 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.

Location Vaccine Phone number Call center hours of operation
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Hynes Convention Center, Boston
Reggie Lewis Center, Roxbury

(888) 623-3830

7 days per week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Eastfield Mall, Springfield
DoubleTree Hotel, Danvers
Former Circuit City, Dartmouth

(888) 702-9042

Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Natick Mall, Natick Moderna (888) 990-6066 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can also call 2-1-1 for help scheduling a second dose at a mass vaccination location if you're unable to do so on your own.

Pharmacies: If you received your first dose at a pharmacy, you should schedule your second dose appointment on-site after your first dose appointment. If you need to schedule just a second dose appointment at a pharmacy, follow the same process as scheduling a first dose appointment on Vaxfinder. Some pharmacies also have their phone numbers listed on VaxFinder. In this case, you may also contact them by phone to schedule an appointment.

Map of vaccination sites

Map Legend:

  • Red star: Mass vaccination sites (high volume, large venue sites)
  • Green star: General vaccination sites (healthcare locations)
  • Blue star: General vaccination sites (pharmacy/grocery locations)

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