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COVID-19 vaccine in Boston

The COVID-19 vaccine is an important and effective tool to keep ourselves and our communities safe. Along with getting tested, wearing masks, social distancing, and frequent handwashing, the vaccine will help us end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfairly affected Boston's Black, Latinx, immigrant and other communities of color. Systemic racism, including in healthcare and vaccine development, also contributes to concerns and mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine. We're committed to making information available in multiple languages, through multiple methods, and on an ongoing basis. Our goal is to help our residents make informed decisions.

  • COVID-19 vaccinations have been approved for people ages 6 months and up.
  • COVID-19 boosters are now available for ages 5 and up. 
  • Second boosters are available for people 50 and older, those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, and those who received a J&J vaccine and are not immunocompromised.

Learn about the vaccination schedule for you.

Find a vaccine or Booster 

Recommendations and Information

Recommendations and Info
  • Everyone ages 6 months and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Everyone 5 and older should stay up-to-date with their COVID vaccines by getting boosted when eligible.
  • COVID-19 vaccines offer the best protection against becoming seriously ill, being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19.
  • Staying up to date on your vaccines is essential. People are best protected against infection, severe illness, hospitalization and death when they get their booster shots. 
  • Everyone ages 5 and older should receive a COVID-19 booster after completing their primary series of vaccinations. Some people can receive two boosters.
  • If you are 50 years and older you should receive a second booster four months after your first booster dose.
  • If you are moderately to severely immunocompromised, you should receive a second booster four months after their first booster dose.
  • If you received J&J vaccine and are not immunocompromised you should relieve a second booster shot at least four months after your first booster shot.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised please visit the CDC's website

More Vaccination Recommendations 

  • Vaccines for children are safe, free, and effective.
  • Everyone ages 6 months and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Vaccination protects you and your child from becoming very ill, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19.
  • The vaccines have gone through the most intensive safety monitoring in US history and are safe and effective for adults and children. Since its authorization, millions of children ages 5 and up have safely received the vaccine. 
  • The vaccine is free. No insurance or ID is required. Immigration status will not be and is never a requirement for BPHC sponsored services. 

Parents can find clinics and make appointments at the state's Vax Finder website. Parents who prefer to have their child vaccinated by their pediatrician should call their provider's office directly.

Map of vaccine sites in Boston

Walk-in clinics of the day

Visit these sites to get your primary or secondary dose, booster dose, or pediatric vaccine.

Monday,  August 8

Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 3 - 4 p.m.

Tufts Medical Center, 276 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dowling Building Ground Floor, 850 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

  • 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday,  August 9

Community Health Hub at Towns Field, 1565 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02122

  • 2 - 6 p.m.

Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 3 - 4 p.m.

Tufts Medical Center, 276 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10

Dowling Building Ground Floor, 850 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

  • 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tufts Medical Center, 276 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Harvard Street at Prince Hall, 24 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02121

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

List of Boston vaccine sites

List of sites

Site Schedules may vary or change due to holidays and unforeseen circumstances, we recommend contacting these sites to confirm availability before showing up. One-day sites open to all residents ages 5 and older unless otherwise specified.

Location Vaccine information Days of Operation

Community Health Hub at Towns Field

1565 Dorchester Ave, Roxbury MA 02122

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines for those 6 months and older.

August 9, 16, and 30  from 2 - 6 p.m.

Thomas Menino YMCA

1137 River Street, Hyde Park MA, 02136

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines for those 6 months and older.

August 11, 12, 17, and 18 from 2 - 6 p.m.

Agencia ALPHA

70 White Street, East Boston MA, 02128

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines for ages 6 months and up.

August 13, from 12 - 3 p.m.

YMCA Washington Beech

4560 Washington Street, Roslindale MA, 02131

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines for ages 6 months and up.

August 13, from 3  - 6 p.m.

September 1, 6, and 7, from 3 - 6 p.m.

Community Resource and Job Fair BCYF Mildred Ave Community Center

5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan MA 02126

Offering vaccines for ages 6 months and up.

August 23, from 4 - 7 p.m.

Sportsmens Tennis and Enrichment Center 

950 Blue Hill 
Ave, Boston MA 02124

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines for ages 6 months and up.

August 24, from 3 - 6 p.m.

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

41 Berkley Street, Boston MA 02116

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed!

August 24, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sumner Playground School Event

15 Basile Street, Roslindale MA 02131

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines to those 6 months and older.

August 25, from 2 - 6 p.m.

New Mission High School

655 Metropolitan Ave, Hyde Park MA 02136

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! This clinic will be outside.

August 29, from 12 - 4 p.m.

ABCD - Thelma Burns Building

575 Warren Street, Roxbury MA 02119

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines for ages 6 months and up.

August 31, from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Parkway Community YMCA

1972 Centre Street, West Roxbury MA 02132

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines for ages 6 months and up.

September 2, 8, and 9, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

27th Brazilian Independence Day Festival

1175 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton MA 02134

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines for ages 6 months and up.

September 11, from 1 - 5 p.m.

BINCA

100 Maxwell Street, Mattapan MA, 02126

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! Offering vaccines for ages 6 months and up.

September 22, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Site schedules may vary or change due to holidays or unforeseen circumstances, we recommend calling these sites to confirm availability before showing up.

Location Vaccine information Days of Operation

Charlestown - NEW Health

15 Tufts Street, Charlestown MA 02129

To register for the vaccine call 857-238-1141

Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Codman Square Health Center

637 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Registration only, call 617-822-8271! All Boston residents ages 5 and up.

Monday through Friday, 1 - 4:20 p.m.

CVS Locations

Various

All eligible priority groups can get the vaccine. Schedule an appointment at CVS. Varies

The Dimock Center

30 Dimock Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

All Boston residents ages 12 and up can get the vaccine. Clinic located in the basement

Please call 617-442-8800 (x2025) to schedule your appointment. Spanish-speaking operators are available.

Mondays and Wednesdays, from 1 - 4:30 p.m.

DotHouse Health

1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

Walk-ins welcome! Now offering vaccines for people 6 months and older.

 

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays, from 8:30 - 4 p.m.

Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dowling Building Ground Floor

850 Harrison Ave, South End, MA 02118

All Boston residents can get the vaccine Walk-ins available Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedule a Dowling Building appointment.

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center 

75 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128

All Boston residents can get the vaccine. An appointment is required. Call 617-568-4500 or schedule an appointment online

Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 7:45 p.m.

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fenway Health 

142 Berkley Street, South End, MA 02116

All Boston residents can get the vaccine. Check for Fenway Health appointments.

Varies

Fenway Health 

1340 Boylston Street, Fenway, MA 02215

All Boston residents 18+ can get the vaccine. Check for Fenway Health appointments.

Varies

Galaxy Pharmacy

543 Dorchester Ave, South Boston, 02127

All eligible priority groups can get the vaccine. To schedule an appointment call: 617-268-0800 Varies

Gary Drug Company

59 Charles Street, Downtown, 02114

Registration encouraged, walk-ins available. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center

4199 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131

Please call 617-323-4440 to schedule your appointment. All Boston residents ages 5 and up are eligible.

By appointment Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walk-ins welcome
Wednesdays, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Harvard Street at Prince Hall 

24 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

Call the COVID team line at 617-245-8206 for an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offering Pfizer for 6 months and older on Tuesdays and Saturdays only

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays,Fridays, and Saturdays,
from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesdays, from 12 - 7 p.m.

Hyde Park YMCA

1137 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Walk-ins welcome! All Boston residents ages 5 and up.

Fridays, 8 - 11 a.m.

Immigrant Family Services Institute

1626 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! 

Friday, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 3 - 7 p.m.

MAC 

9 Palmer Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Walk-ins accepted, registration encouraged  

Call 614-422-1622 to make an appointment

Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mattapan Community Health Center

1575 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan MA 02126

No appointment needed

Mondays through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 3 - 4 p.m.

Melnea Cass Recreation Complex

120 Martin Luther King Blvd., Boston MA 02118

Visit the state's website for more information

Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

North End Waterfront Health - NEW Health

332 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

To register for the vaccine call 857-238-1141

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Osco Locations

Varies

Schedule an appointment online. Varies, call locations to confirm.

South Boston Community Health Center

409 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

If you are a patient and would like to be vaccinated, please request a vaccine appointment through your MyChart or call 617-826-1150.

If you are not a SBCHC patient and are eligible for the vaccine, you can schedule an appointment through our online portal. SBCHC is vaccinating anyone 5 and up! Walk-ins welcome!

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

South End Community Health Center

1601 Washington Street, South End, MA 02118

By appointment only! To schedule an appointment, visit the South End Health Center website or call 617-568-4500

Monday though Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sullivan's Pharmacy and Medical Supply Inc

1 Corinth Street, Roslindale, 02131

Check our website for hours and appointments. Varies

Tufts Medical Center

276 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

Walk-ins welcome! 

Ages 6 months and up! 

Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Upham's Corner Health Center

415 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

All eligible Boston residents can get the vaccine. Vaccination is by appointment only!

Register online

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 - 5:30 p.m.

Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Vinh's Brothers Pharmacy

1365-1377 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, 02122

Call to confirm 617-282-9800. Varies

Walgreens Locations

Varies

All eligible priority groups can get the vaccine. Check availability or schedule an appointment online. Varies

Whittier Street Health Center - Main Site

1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury MA 02119

Appointment required. Register on our website.

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Family Medicine) and 5 - 8 p.m. (Pediatrics)

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location Vaccine information Days of operation

Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center

150 S Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Available to all veterans enrolled in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system.

Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

West Roxbury VA Medical Center

1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Available to all veterans enrolled in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system.

Fridays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Help for seniors

Need help booking an appointment?

Older Boston residents that are interested in the COVID vaccine and who need help with online registration or transportation should call 3-1-1 for help. Ask to be connected to the Age Strong Commission for vaccine assistance. Eligible Massachusetts residents can also call 2-1-1 if they need help for registration.

For medical professionals

If you are a medical professional and want to volunteer to administer the vaccine, visit the Boston Medical Reserve Corps website. Email volunteer@bphc.org for more information.

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