Vaccine Information for Franklin County

August ’22 COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinics: 
Vaccine for ages 6 months and older, booster for ages 5 and older, all vaccines are no cost.  Register online or walk-ins welcome. Bring your ID, and, if you have them, your insurance and vaccination cards.
Click on the location to register online:

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine now?

  • Anyone over the age of 6 months is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Vaccine doses are age-dependent
  • Across all age groups, vaccines have been rigorously tested, and have shown to be safe, effective and protective against serious illness and death

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have specific COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, including recommendations for a booster. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

Booster dose eligibility depends on age & type of primary series vaccines received.

More info HERE

1st booster eligible if:

  • Aged 5-11 with Pfizer primary series can get a booster 5 months after their second primary series dose.
  • Aged 12-17 with Pfizer primary series can get a booster 5 months after their second primary series dose.
  • Aged 18-49 with Moderna or Pfizer 2-dose primary series, can receive a booster at least 5 months after their last primary series dose
  • Aged 18-49 with J&J primary series (1 dose): can receive booster dose 2 months after their primary dose. For those who received J&J for both their primary dose and their booster dose, they may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose, for a total of 3 doses.
  • Aged 50 and older:
    • Received 2 primary series doses of Moderna or Pfizer; can get 1st booster at least 5 months after last primary series dose; can get 2nd booster at least 4 months after first booster dose
    • Received Janssen/J&J primary dose and 2 booster doses. The first booster dose should be at least 2 months after the primary dose and the second booster dose at least 4 months after the first booster dose.

2nd booster

  • Anyone age 50 and older may get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after their 1st booster
  • Anyone age 12 and older with certain medical conditions may get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after their 1st booster
  • Anyone age 18-49 years with certain medical conditions, and who received Janssen/J&J COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and their booster dose, can receive a 2nd booster dose at least 4 months after the 1st Janssen/J&J booster dose

Schedule a COVID vaccine appointment in Franklin County:

  • Check the website of BHN, a new vax bus vendor, to see all of their clinics in Western MA, including regular ones in our region.  Scroll down the main page to see the clinics — note that this page is updated on Thursdays. https://www.bhninc.org/
  • Visit the state VaxFinder site to see where you can get which kinds of vaccine today!
  • Baker Pharmacy in Shelburne Falls — call 413-625-6324 to schedule.
  • Rite Aid in Greenfield has walk-in hours every day from 2-3 PM.
  • For individuals who are unable to use VaxFinder, or have difficulty accessing the Internet, the COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line is available by calling 2-1-1 (Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 2 PM). The COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line is available in English and Spanish and has translators available in approximately 100 additional languages.

For parents:

  • Parents who prefer to have their child vaccinated by their primary care provider should call their provider’s office directly.
  • Visit the VaxFinder tool at mass.gov for a full list of available locations. You can narrow results to search for locations offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Some locations listed may only vaccinate certain ages. Read the site details to learn more.
  • Use the COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line (see above)

How to Schedule a Pop-up Vaccination Clinic at workplaces or events

  • Click here to request a Walgreens clinic at your event/location.
  • Click here to schedule a CVS clinic onsite — minimum 30 people.
  • Click here to schedule a state mobile clinic.

Homebound Vaccination

Is it very hard for you to get to a vaccination appointment? Someone can come to you to administer a vaccine. Call the State Homebound Vaccination Program phone number 833-983-0485

Vaccine Safety Information

Vaccines are safe and are one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick from COVID-19. The vaccine doesn’t contain the virus that causes COVID-19, so it can’t make you sick. You may experience mild side effects after getting the vaccine, but this is a sign that your body is learning how to protect you. The COVID-19 vaccine was developed quickly but all of the same safety steps were followed for this vaccine that are used for all vaccines. Massachusetts has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the safety of the vaccine.

Accessing Your Vaccination Record

Need a copy of your vaccination? Your primary care provider can access your vaccination record through the MA Immunization Information System.

 

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