Covid-19 Vaccine

General BOOSTER Information from MASS.GOV:  BOOSTER INFO 

  • A patient can choose to receive either the updated Pfizer booster or the updated Moderna booster, regardless of which company's primary dose series or booster vaccine they received previously.  Also, the CDC has said that COVID-19 vaccinations may be co-administered with the flu vaccination.

  • The bivalent vaccines, which offer better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant, have been authorized for use as a single booster does at least two months after primary or booster vaccination. 

  • The Pfizer-BionNTech bivalent COVID-19 booster is authorized for use as a single booster dose in people 12 years old and older.  Moderna's bivalent COVID-19 booster is authorized for use as a single booster dose in people 18 years old and older.

Are you ready for a Booster?  

Use this tool to see, if you are up to date:  CDC BOOSTER TOOL LINK

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE "UP TO DATE"?

 You have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible: More details here

WHY DOES IT MATTER?  

If you are not "Up to Date" and you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, you will need to quarantine according to these guidelines

VACCINATIONS are our best protection to help prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death.

Looking for A vaccine Clinic?

If you know a senior who does not have access to a computer or you are a senior that needs help registering, call the Jenks Center at 781 721-7136  for assistance.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free.  People age 6mos+ who live, work, or study here can get vaccinated against COVID-19.  The vaccine is safe and effective. You don't need an ID or insurance to get it.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible children 6 mos old and older.  Why Covid Vaccines are Important for Children

In-Home Vaccination for Homebound:

Individuals who live in Winchester can contact the Winchester Health Department for an in-home appointment at 781-721-7121 or healthdept@winchester.us (while supplies last)   

OR, call State Line:                                                                                                                                                                                        Individuals can call (833) 983-0485. The registration phone line is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and has representatives who speak English and Spanish, as well as translation services available in 100+ languages.  More information can be found here.

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