Your need-to-know details about the COVID-19 Vaccine*
It is SAFE
The available COVID-19 vaccines are authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
The vaccine followed the same steps for testing and approval that are used for all vaccines. They were developed quickly, but never cut corners on safety. For more on vaccine safety visit mass.gov/COVIDVaccineSafety
It is FREE
The COVID-19 vaccine is being given for free to all individuals by the federal government.
You may be asked for your insurance information so the provider giving you the vaccine can bill your insurance. However, you will not be charged. If you do not have insurance, you are still eligible to receive the vaccine for free.
You may need TWO doses to be FULLY vaccinated
Until you are fully vaccinated, you can still get and spread COVID-19.
- Pfizer vaccine: at least 21 days following first dose
- Moderna vaccine: at least 28 days following first dose
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine: only one dose
Your two doses should be administered at the SAME SITE
You should receive your second dose of the same vaccine at the same site as your first.
Before leaving your first dose appointment, schedule or confirm how to setup your next appointment (for Pfizer and Moderna).