COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated 5/17/22

Please check back for the latest COVID-19 vaccine-related information.


Free COVID-19 Home Test Kits

The federal government has announced that a third round of home test kits are available to households. Visit covidtests.gov to place your order.



Children ages 5 to 11 who live or go to school in Massachusetts are now eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine is safe, free, and effective. You don’t need identification or insurance to get it. Learn more.

People age 12-17 who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more.

HHS announces 12- to 15-year-olds can get a Pfizer booster. Learn more.

Have you gotten your booster? Here’s a handy FAQ.

There’s a lot of information about the COVID-19 vaccines. We hope these resources will answer your questions.

Key facts:

  • The vaccine is free
  • Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts can get a vaccine
  • Young people ages 12 to 17 can receive the Pfizer vaccine
  • People 18 or older can receive any approved vaccine
  • You can get vaccinated even if you are undocumented. Getting a vaccine will not impact your or your family’s immigration status. The Public Charge rule does NOT apply to getting the vaccine.

To learn about vaccine safety, how they were developed, and how they work, visit Trust the Facts. Get the Vax.

Want to book an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

You can learn more and schedule an appointment at several websites including:

If you need assistance with booking a vaccine appointment, call 211 Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

How many vaccines are available?

Currently, three brands of the COVID-19 vaccine are available. They are Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. To learn more about each brand, click here.

Do you need transportation to get your vaccine?

Mass Ride Match is a searchable directory of public, private, and accessible transportation options.

MassHealth members and people receiving services through the Health Safety Net can receive free transportation to vaccine appointments.

MassHealth members can also call their health plan or MassHealth directly to schedule free transportation at 800-841-2900 (TTY: 800-497-4648).




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