COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Information on vaccines
for SARS-CoV2 (coronavirus)

COVID-19 Vaccine

UPDATE: JULY 2021

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, according to state guidance, vaccination is available through many local pharmacies and through designated state vaccination sites. Please visit Mass.gov or directly at VaxFinder.mass.gov for more information or call 2-1-1.

VISIT THE LINKS BELOW TO ACCESS THE LATEST INFORMATION ON COVID-19 VACCINES IN MASSACHUSETTS:

When Can I Get the Vaccine?


Where Can I Get the Vaccine?

For a list of state-coordinated locations (open to all currently eligible Mass. residents), click HERE.

For information on COVID-19 vaccines for homebound patients, click HERE


Why Should I Get the Vaccine?

 


Where can I find more information?

A phone line is now available for eligible people to call to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. The phone number is 211 and it is open now. Callers should select the prompt “Help for scheduling a vaccine.” Phone lines are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

LOCAL INFORMATION:

All federal, state and local information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, availability and distribution/locations is fluid and can change as often as daily. Please contact all clinics/organizations/municipalities or distribution centers directly for the most up-to-date information.

Local pharmacies where the Covid-19 vaccine is available:

Northampton Regional Clinic
Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz St., Northampton, MA
https://www.northamptonma.gov/2219/COVID-19-Vaccination-Clinics
For assistance with signing up in Northampton, please call: (413) 587-1219

As the Senior Center site ramps down, clinics will be continuing weekly at Pulaski Park on Wednesdays from 9am-Noon and the Municipal Building Thursdays from 10am-1pm.

Amherst Regional Clinic
Bangs Community Center
70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA
www.amherstcovid19.org
For assistance with signing up in Amherst, please call:(413) 259-2425

For all other locations, please visit:  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations-forindividuals-in-eligible-groups-and-phases

Assistance in Easthampton

Easthampton Council on Aging  
(413) 527-6151 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.)

Easthampton Health Department
(413) 529-1400 ext. 430 (Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Transportation Requests
To request transportation to a vaccine clinic, please call the Easthampton Council on Aging at: (413) 527-6151

Hampden County

The Hampden County Sheriff’s department’s All-Inclusive Support Services (AISS) center will help residents navigate the on-line booking process for appointments at state-approved COVID-19 vaccination locations.

Anyone who is eligible and needs help signing up for the vaccine can call AISS from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at413-278-5584. If the call goes to voicemail, leave your name and a phone number to reach you and someone will return your call.


When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

More and more people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and the more who do, the faster we can expect to get back to something like a pre-pandemic “normal” for schools, businesses, travel and other social behaviors. What can you do now that you’ve been fully vaccinated? What should you not do?

Recommendations are evolving as more real-world evidence comes in from studies around the world, and some restrictions are already being relaxed in CDC guidance, but until more conclusive evidence is gathered (particularly data on asymptomatic contagion), the organization recommends still practicing pandemic safety protocols, even if you are fully vaccinated.

Learn more at the CDC Website

 

 

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NEWS:

Registration is open for the #MassVaxMillions giveaway! If you were fully vaccinated in Massachusetts, you can register now for your chance to win $1 million or a college scholarship. vaxmillionsgiveaway.com #COVID19MA

Cooley Dickinson physician Dr. Estevan Garcia’s Reasons for Getting Immunized Against COVID-19

In Good Company:

Our first-line clinicians were first in line for the COVID-19 vaccine.