Everyone who lives, works and studies in Massachusetts, ages 5 years and older is eligible for, and should receive, the COVID-19 vaccine. You can get the vaccine for free in the area and across the Commonwealth.
People ages 5-17 years: can only get the Pfizer vaccine.
People age 18 years and older: can get any vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson).
WHO’S ELIGIBLE FOR A BOOSTER?
Everyone 12 years old and up needs a booster.
For people ages 18 and older, the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster is available.
For people ages 12 -17 years, the Pfizer COVID-19 booster is available.
You’re eligible for a booster if your original vaccine series was:
- Moderna: It’s been at least 5 months since your second dose
- Pfizer: It’s been at least 5 months since your second dose
- Johnson & Johnson: It’s been at least 2 months since your first dose
More information on vaccines for 12-17 year olds here.
Boosters are recommended as part of the vaccine series. Scroll down for information on how and where to get vaccinated.
GETTING VACCINATED IN THE 3RD HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT
As of February 1, 2022.
Here is information on vaccination sites in the 3rd Hampshire District. Please see information below on how to schedule a vaccine/booster appointment.
There is much misinformation about the vaccine. This flyer helps to distinguish between facts and myths. The CDC has information here.
As of mid-October, the town of Amherst Health Department is now resuming weekly vaccine clinics, by appointment, on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bangs Center. The clinic will offer first, second and booster doses of the vaccine.
More information including how to schedule such appointments can be found here.
Vaccine by appointment
PHARMACY PROGRAM: CVS AND WALGREENS
These pharmacies provide vaccine by appointment.
To schedule an appointment at any CVS: https://www.cvs.com/vaccine/intake/store/covid-screener/covid-qns