Vaccine Information for Franklin County

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine now?

1st booster

  • Everyone age 5-11 can get a booster 5 months after their first dose.
  • Everyone age 12 and older can get a booster after they have had their primary vaccine series:
    • At least 5 months after completion of an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine primary series
    • At least 2 months after completion of a Janssen/J&J primary 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, at least 4 months after the first Janssen booster dose

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.

Schedule a COVID vaccine appointment in Franklin County:

  • Coming soon: registration link for 6/5 Clinic at the Greenfield Safety Fair 10 AM-1 PM.
  • 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.

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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