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.
- Vaccinations for Children 6 Months to 5: Federal agencies have authorized Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older. Today, children 6 months to 4 years are eligible to receive safe, effective and free vaccination. Contact your pediatrician for information and stay tuned for vaccine clinic information. Visit here for more information.
- Pediatric Vaccines and Boosters for Ages 5-11: Children 5 to 11 are now eligible for vaccines and boosters. There here are several ways to make an appointment: check with your child’s primary care provider, visit vaxfinder.mass.gov, or call 2-1-1 (8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday). The COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line is available in English and Spanish and has translators available in approximately 100 additional languages. All state-supported vaccination clinics offer low-sensory vaccinations for children with disabilities. See mass.gov/covidvaccinekids.
You’re eligible for a booster if you are 12 years old or older and have completed a primary COVID-19 vaccination series or received a booster dose at least two months ago.
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
Updated August 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.
The town of Amherst Health Department is conducts weekly vaccine clinics, by appointment, on Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bangs Center. The clinic will offer first, second and ALL eligible booster doses of the vaccine.
More information including how to schedule such appointments can be found here.
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