Prepare for back to school with free COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics, sponsored by the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative

Getting ready for the return to school? Add COVID-19 vaccination and boosters to your back-to-school checklist. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for people ages 6 months and older. 

Throughout this August and September, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing many options for free COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Find a clinic near you using the table below. Additional options are available through VaxFinder.  If your child cannot attend a community clinic, you can request in-home vaccination

Anyone ages 6 months and older can get a COVID-19 vaccination at these clinics. Anyone ages 5 and over can get a booster. You do not need an appointment. Vaccination is free and you do not need an ID or health insurance. Families are welcome! 

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Benefits

Children who are fully vaccinated are less likely to get severely sick or spread the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Being fully vaccinated can also help your kids stay in school, help keep child care programs open, and help prevent a family member needing to miss work to care for them.

Learn about COVID vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years, ages 5-11, and ages 12-17. 

Clinic Schedule

The clinic schedule below is updated weekly and was last updated on September 27. For help finding a clinic in your area, use the "Search" feature to sort clinics by city/town name.

PLEASE NOTE: We are offering first and second vaccine doses for people of all ages, and boosters for children ages 5–11. There is an updated booster, recommended by the CDC on September 1, 2022, that will be available in Massachusetts starting the week of September 5, 2022. Providers may not have this updated booster vaccine available yet but if you join us at one of the clinics below, we will help you get the updated booster very soon, at a time and place that is convenient for you.

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Keeping Children Safe and Healthy

You can do other things to keep your family safe from COVID-19, including testing, getting treated, and wearing a mask. 

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