- Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services
Media Contact for Current Guidance For Staying Up To Date With COVID-19 Vaccines
Linnea Walsh, Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations
Dear Massachusetts Veterans and Families,
I am writing to make you aware of current guidance for staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
We look to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) for guidance when it comes to COVID-19 protection, testing, and treatment. Per DPH, being up to date on COVID-19 vaccines means that an individual has received all doses in the primary series and all boosters for which they are eligible.
All Massachusetts residents aged 50+ are eligible to receive a second COVID-19 booster at least 4 months after their 1st booster. You can use the CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if you are up to date or due for a booster.
This is important because:
- COVID-19 remains present in our wider community
- Staying up to date on vaccines is the best protection against serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19
- You and your loved ones are not considered to be up to date with vaccinations if you/they are eligible for a second booster dose and have not yet received it
I am happy to answer any questions you may have about vaccines, or about obtaining boosters. You can also learn more here: COVID-19 booster frequently asked questions
Thank you to our Veterans for keeping our Nation safe, and to our families for your continued support.
Cheryl Lussier Poppe
Department of Veterans’ Services