COVID-19 vaccine & boosters are available!
Covid-19 Vaccine Information: COVID-19 Vaccines are available for free and will be dispensed to people in the State of Massachusetts. To get more information about vaccination sites, scheduling an appointment, and other resources, please visit mass.gov. To find a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please go to vaxfinder.mass.gov.
If you are looking for more information about COVID-19 vaccines, you may also visit the CDC website.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus that can spread from person to person. Patients with COVID-19 experience mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- shortness of breath
To learn more, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website which provides the most up-to-date information on how the virus spreads, symptoms, prevention, testing and treatment, what to do if you are sick, stigma and resilience, and answers to frequently asked questions.
You may also read the “Things to know about the COVID-19 Pandemic” and “What to do if you are sick” documents developed by CDC.
Please remember COVID-19 testing and screening are at no charge and you do not need referral for testing. In order to get tested for COVID-19, you will first need to contact your healthcare provider. If they believe that testing for the virus is necessary, they will provide you with further instructions about the testing process.
Important message for immigrants:
The Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. For more information please see visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
For non-urgent questions, you may call 211. If you have clinical questions, call your healthcare provider or our Nurse Advice Line at 800-769-8969 (TTY: 711), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also contact your provider to ask for availability of telehealth services or access Buoy Health, a 24/7 web-based and free of charge tool, that may help you assess your symptoms and direct you to the appropriate care resources. Buoy uses current COVID-19 guidance from the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The tool is available for Massachusetts and non-Massachusetts residents: