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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.

Update: The updated COVID-19 boosters that provide protection against the Omicron variant are available in Massachusetts. You can learn more about BPHC’s recommendations and find vaccine clinics in Boston on this page.   

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.

Please note:
  • COVID-19 vaccinations have been approved for people ages 6 months and up.
  • COVID-19 boosters are now available for ages 6 months and up. 

Find a vaccine or Booster 

Recommendations and Information

  • Everyone ages 6 months and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19 and stay up to date on their boosters 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. 

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

What is the updated or bivalent COVID-19 booster?  And who is eligible to get one?

The updated or bivalent boosters are called “updated” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5. Two COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer and Moderna, have developed updated or bivalent COVID-19 boosters.

Updated COVID-19 boosters became available on:

  • September 2, 2022, for people aged 12 years and older
  • October 12, 2022, for people aged 5–11 years
  • December 9, 2022, for children aged 6 months–4 years who completed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series

CDC recommends 1 updated booster dose:

If you have received your updated bivalent booster dose, you are currently up to date. There is not a recommendation to get another updated booster dose.

When are you up to date?

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and got the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.

  • If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster—you are also considered up to date.

  • If you become ill with COVID-19 after you received all COVID-19 vaccine doses recommended for you, you are also considered up to date. You do not need to be revaccinated or receive an additional booster.

  • Vaccines for children are safe, free, and effective.
  • Everyone ages 6 months and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19, including receiving the updated bivalent booster.
  • 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 6 months 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.

Upcoming Walk-in Clinics

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

Monday, March 27

Boston City Hall - 1 City Hall Square, Rm 500, Boston, MA 02201 

  • 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 28

Bruce Bolling Building - 2302 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 

  • 12 - 8p.m. 

Community Health Hub - 1514 Dorchester Ave , Dorchester, MA 02124 

  • 4 - 6:00p.m. 

Josephine Fiorentino Community Center - 123 Antwerp Street Extension, Brighton, MA 02135 

  • 5 - 9 p.m. 

Boston Centers for Youth and Families - 1179 River Street, Hyde Park, MA, 02136 

  • 12-8p.m. 

Lena Park Development Corporation - 150 American Legion Hwy, Dorchester, MA 02124 

  • 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 


Wednesday, March 29

Bruce Bolling Building - 2302 Washington Street, Roxbury MA, 02119 

  • 12 - 8p.m. 

Josephine Fiorentino Community Center - 123 Antwerp Street Extension, Brighton, MA 02135 

  • 12 - 4 p.m. 

Boston City Hall - 1 City Hall Square, Rm 500, Boston, MA 02201 

  • 7 - 1 p.m. 

Lena Park Development Corporation - 150 American Legion Hwy, Dorchester, MA 02124 

  • 11:00 - 7:00 PM 

List of Boston vaccine sites

List of sites

Please check back soon for upcoming one-day 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

Boston Centers for Youth and Families Hyde Park

1179 River Street, Hyde Park MA 02136

Flu shots also available

Tuesdays, from 12 - 8 p.m.

Thursdays, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Boston City Hall 

Haymarket Rm 240, Boston MA 02201

Flu shots also available

Mondays, from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesdays, from 12 - 5 p.m.

Bruce Bolling Building - Ground Level

2302 Washington Street, Roxbury MA 02119

Flu shots also available.

Located on the ground level, walk-ins only

Tuesday through Saturday, from 12 - 8 p.m.

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


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.


Fenway Health

1340 Boylston Street, Fenway, MA 02215

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


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.

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.

Josephine Fiorentino Community Center 

123 Antwerp St Extension
Brighton, MA 02135

Walk-Ins Welcome. Ages 6 months+. Flu shots available.
Pre-registration available.

Sundays, from 12 - 4 p.m.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursdays, from 5 - 9 p.m. 

Lena Park Development Corporation

150 American Legion Hwy, Dorchester MA 02124

Flu shots also available

Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


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 Walk-ins at this time. Please call 617-296-0061 to make an appointment 

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


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.  

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


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.

Map of vaccine sites in Boston

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.

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