COVID-19 VACCINE Clinics
The Board of Health Vaccine Advisory Group is working tirelessly to prepare for community COVID-19 Vaccine clinics. Updates and information will be posted here. Thank you for your patience as we prepare for this important public health initiative. (Updated 1/17/2023)
Regional Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Series:
The Towns of Wayland and Weston are offering Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccinations to the public.
DATES: Wednesdays: January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15
TIMES: 12 noon - 2 PM
LOCATION: Wayland Town Building, Large Hearing Room, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland MA 01778
PRE-REGISTRATION/CONSENT to vaccination online here prior to arrival.
- Clinic Flyer
- Covid-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
- Covid-19 Vaccine and Booster Information and Schedule from the CDC
Mass.gov Vaccination Quick Links:
- COVID-19 vaccination locations, sign up and eligibility information:
- Vaccine safety, how it was developed, and how it works
- Frequently asked questions:
- Information for vaccine providers:
Additional guidance when searching for vaccine locations:
Mass Vaccination Sites – These high-capacity sites, which receive the greatest number of doses and have the highest number of available appointments, include Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, The DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield, the Natick Mall and Circuit City in Dartmouth. These sites currently post new appointments on Thursdays. We have received positive feedback from residents who have had their first vaccines at Gillette Stadium or the DoubleTree in Danvers. They report that these sites were well-organized, easy to navigate, and have accessible parking, drop-off, and pick-up areas. The Natick Mall is also accessible with plenty of parking, and at 25 miles from Carlisle is the closest of the mass vaccination sites.
General and Local Sites – These include healthcare locations, pharmacies, grocery stores, and clinics. Two sites that had good availability when the COA were working with seniors 75 and older include the Lowell General Hospital mass vaccine site at Cross River Center, 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard East in Lowell, www.lowellgeneralvaccine.com, and the Needham Public Health Clinic, Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave in Needham, which can be accessed on the state vaccine website, https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/. We received positive feedback on these sites from residents following their appointments.
COA Assistance and Transportation – The COA will do our best to arrange transportation with our drivers to any site within 25 miles of Carlisle. This includes the Lowell General Hospital and Natick Mall sites. If you have an appointment to a site outside of this range and need transportation, we may be able to provide a volunteer driver. These volunteers are Carlisle residents who have had COA-run background checks. COA staff is available to help seniors identify and book appointments over the phone. Call the COA at 978-371-2895 to request assistance.
Veterans - The Bedford VA is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to enrolled Veterans age 50 and older. The vaccination clinic at Bedford is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the last appointment scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Veterans may call the Vaccination Call Center at 781-687-4000 to make an appointment. This line is open weekdays only from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Any veteran who is not enrolled in VA healthcare, but interested in getting the vaccine, can visit VA’s Eligibility page to determine their eligibility for VA healthcare and start the enrollment process, if applicable.
Please visit the Commonwealth’s webpage for current vaccination sites: LINK HERE
Who is Eligible?
Please refer HERE for updated list of who is eligible for the COVID vaccine.
Massachusetts vaccine scheduling is available online through the new website: VaxFinder.mass.gov The new website promises simpler, uncluttered, interface for users to enter their location and find sites near them with available vaccine.
Constituent Services Resource on Scheduling 75+ COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
The Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line is currently only for individuals ages 75 and older who cannot use or have difficulty accessing the internet and therefore are unable to schedule an appointment through the online platforms. The Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line is only able to support individuals with scheduling an appointment and representatives are not able to answer general questions about COVID-19 or provide individual health care advice.
Call 2-1-1 and follow prompts
The Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line Hours of Operations: Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
These representatives have the same access to appointments as on the public website; it will not give individuals access to additional appointments. If no appointments are available, callers will have the option to be placed on a call back list for the mass vaccination sites. The caller will receive a call back when an appointment becomes available for them at a mass vaccination site, and the list will be called on a first-come, first-served basis. The quickest and easiest way to schedule a vaccine appointment or check availability is to use the online system LINK HERE
COVID-19 Vaccine Importance and Safety
If you have any concerns about getting the vaccine due to a medical condition, please discuss these concerns with your primary care physician. For more information on COVID-19 vaccine safety provided through mass.gov LINK HERE.
Additional COVID Vaccine Information Resources:
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Massachusetts
- Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Updates in Massachusetts
- COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Timeline and Eligibility
- Current COVID-19 Vaccine Locations
- Information for staff and residents of long term care facilities, ALRs and Rest Homes
- Information for residents and staff of affordable senior housing
- Information for home based health care workers
- COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
- Sign-up for COVID-19 Alerts
- Weekly MA Covid-19 Vaccine Report
- Vaccine Distribution Phase Overview
- Moderna - FDA issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) - December 18, 2020