Where Can I get Vaccinated?
- COVID-19 Vaccine Finder: Search vaccine locations across Massachusetts using your zip code. You can search by vaccine type as well as booster. This site will list all availability at local clinics, pharmacies, mass vaccination sites, and more.
- Vaccine Clinics in Springfield: See listing of vaccine clinics and pop-ups in Springfield.
- Vaccine clinics Franklin County, Hampshire County, and Berkshire County.
- If you are seeking a vaccine appointment for children 5-11 years old, you can also contact your pediatrician.
- Vaccination Locations and Bus Routes in the PVTA Service Area: Find a list of COVID-19 vaccination sites in the PVTA service area and which bus routes service them.
- Vaccine Scheduling Help Lines: Prefer to schedule an appointment over the phone? Calling 211 can be a very useful resource. This lists also includes other local contact numbers that offer assistance scheduling vaccination.
- COVID-19 Homebound Vaccination Program: Any individual who has trouble getting to a vaccine site is eligible for the homebound program. Individuals can call (833) 983-0485 to register for an in-home vaccination. 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.
- Recording and materials from the 11/2/21 Webinar on What you Need to Know about the COVID Boosters and Vaccine for Kids.
- Recording and materials from 3/5/21 Webinar, The COVID Vaccine: Personal & Professional Perspectives Within African American and Latino Communities
- Recording and materials from 2/5/21 Webinar, COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know
Vaccine Information Sources
- Frequently Asked Questions about the vaccine, boosters, and children
- Videos of vaccine stories from Baystate Health (Spanish & English) and Cooley Dickinson Hospital
- FAQ videos (and in Spanish) from We are Greater than COVID and FAQs from Mass.gov
- Questions and Misconceptions about the vaccine from Trinity Health of New England
- Other trusted sources of COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Request a public health professional from MDPH present information through the DPH Vaccine Ambassadors Program
I've been vaccinated, Now what?
Effective July 30, the Department of Public Health has issued a new mask advisory in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance. Fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear a mask or face covering indoors when outside of your home if you have a weakened immune system, are at increased risk for COVID-19 or if someone in your household is at increased risk or unvaccinated. Masks are still mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, PVTA, passenger trains, and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.
Masks continue to be required in certain settings, whether you are vaccinated or not:
- On public and private transportation,
- Inside K-12 public schools, collaborative, approved special education schools,
- Inside childcare programs,
- In health care facilities and provider offices,
- In congregate care settings,
- In health care and rehabilitative day services and programs.
On July 27, 2021 the CDC updated their recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals given new evidence about the highly contagious delta variant that is currently circulating in the US. Recent changes include:
- It is recommended that fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
- Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
- Fully vaccinated people who is exhibiting symptoms or have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should get tested 5-7 days after exposure, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
- CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
- COVID-19 Mask Requirements in Massachusetts and guidance in Spanish
- Updates to the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s COVID-19 Guidance.
- Baystate Health, So you got your COVID Vaccine- Here's what you can safely do
- CDC's resources to help people make informed decisions when they are fully vaccinated.
Lost Vaccination Card?
Depending on the location the vaccines were received, there are several options on how to request a copy of your COVID vaccine record. Learn more here.
The following are both options for all individuals regardless of the type of site that they were vaccinated at: