Town of Shrewsbury: COVID-19 Vaccine: Pfizer Booster Info

On September 24, 2021, the Baker-Polito administration announced how eligible AD residents can initially access Pfizer COVID-19 booster injections. In accordance with updated guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pfizer COVID-19 Booster is now available for people 65 years of age and older, people 18 to 64 years of age at risk of severe COVID-19 in due to the underlying medical conditions and people aged 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of COVID-19 due to professional or institutional settings that have previously received the Pfizer vaccine. These residents are eligible to receive their Pfizer booster at least 6 months after their second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

To view more information about the CDC, please click HERE. “COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and getting the vaccine is still the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. ” said Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Social Services. The Baker-Polito administration has worked with pharmacies, local boards of health and other healthcare providers to ensure that eligible residents will be able to access Pfizer booster vaccines in hundreds of locations across the Commonwealth. If you have any questions about getting the booster vaccine right for you, we encourage you to contact your health care provider. ” Massachusetts residents will be able to receive Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses at more than 460 locations, including more than 450 retail pharmacies, with some appointments available now for reservation. Other appointments should be posted online in the coming days. Additionally, the administration is finalizing plans with other health care providers, including some regional collaborations and local health boards and mobile service providers for Massachusetts residents to receive their recall. Pfizer COVID-19; these sites are expected to open in October. The administration has engaged with these partners, including local boards of health, community health centers and regional collaborations, in recent weeks to encourage their participation in the recall rollout. Initially, approximately 600,000 residents are eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 booster injections under these federal eligibility criteria. The Commonwealth expects to have the capacity to administer more than 300,000 Pfizer COVID-19 booster injections per week by mid-October. If you are eligible, here are the steps to find a convenient location to get a Pfizer COVID-19 Booster:

To protect the health and safety of all residents of long-term care homes from COVID-19, all long-term care facilities in Massachusetts, including the soldiers’ two homes, have been prioritized for booster injections from Pfizer. The Department of Public Health has worked with long-term care facilities and their partner pharmacies to ensure residents and staff receive Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses on-site. The vaccines are widely available throughout the Commonwealth. Getting vaccinated remains the most important thing people can do to protect themselves, their families and their communities. Fully vaccinated residents should receive a COVID-19 booster when they are eligible and vaccines are cleared by the CDC. The COVID-19 booster is safe, effective and free. Individuals do not need ID or health insurance to access a recall and do not need to present a vaccine card when obtaining a recall. Additional information on the COVID-booster, including FAQs, can be found at Individuals can check if they are eligible for a recall by using the eligibility tool at more information becomes available about booster vaccines for people who have received Moderna Where Johnson and Johnson vaccine, the Administration will provide updated information. Massachusetts leads the country in vaccine administration, with more than 99% of the population aged 65 and over having received at least one dose. More than 4.6 million people are fully vaccinated, with almost 90% of all adults having at least one dose.

This press release was produced by the town of Shrewsbury. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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