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How will I know when I can get the vaccine?

You will be contacted when you are eligible to receive the vaccine according to state guidelines. There is no need to contact your doctor's office now.

Vaccine Availability & Eligibility

Are the vaccines safe?

The vaccines are safe. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) review of the vaccines was thorough and rigorous, and no steps were skipped in the process to review the safety of the vaccines. The FDA decided that the vaccine met safety and efficacy standards based on the currently available data from more than 43,000 diverse volunteers, and it was felt the benefits of the vaccine outweighed any side effects.

General Vaccine Information

Scheduling Vaccine Appointments
February 25, 2021

Vaccine appointments are full at this time and our scheduling tool is now offline. We will be adding appointments as more vaccine supply becomes available. Please check back here for updates and do not call the hospital for appointments.

The vaccine also remains available at state-run vaccination sites. Please visit the state’s website mass.gov/covidvaccine to learn more about vaccine eligibility and to make an appointment. You can also call the state’s information line at 211 (TTY 508-370-4890) to schedule an appointment.

The state has announced that Phase 2b of the vaccine rollout will begin on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

If you are a patient of a MelroseWakefield Healthcare or Tufts Medical Center Community Care, you will be contacted to make a vaccination appointment. Please do not call your doctor’s office or the hospital to schedule an appointment.

We know many of you are eager to receive the vaccination. It is our goal to vaccinate as many of our patients as possible.

Here is what you need to know

  1. Please be sure that your physician’s office has your correct email address and/or cell phone number so you can be contacted about how to schedule your vaccine. Also, be sure you have activated your patient portal.
  2. We encourage you to get the vaccine when it is offered to you whether that is by us or another agency providing the vaccine.

Visit the Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine website for more information, including an interactive map to find a state, pharmacy or other vaccination site near you. You can also call the state’s information line at 211 (TTY 508-370-4890).

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