Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

Citywide Senior Center

October 15 | 10AM - 4PM
806 Massachusetts Ave (Central Square)
The Cambridge Public Health Department will be offering free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. This will include first and second doses of the vaccine as well as booster shots. We encourage people who are unvaccinated, especially young people (12 and older), to use this opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, if eligible.
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King Open School

October 16 | 11AM - 6PM
850 Cambridge St (Wellington-Harrington)
The Cambridge Public Health Department will be offering free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. This will include first and second doses of the vaccine as well as booster shots. We encourage people who are unvaccinated, especially young people (12 and older), to use this opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, if eligible.
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Reservoir Church

October 22 | 2PM - 8PM
170 Rindge Ave (North Cambridge)
The Cambridge Public Health Department will be offering free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. This will include first and second doses of the vaccine as well as booster shots. We encourage people who are unvaccinated, especially young people (12 and older), to use this opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, if eligible.
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Pisani Center

October 23 | 12PM - 6PM
131 Washington St (The Port)
The Cambridge Public Health Department will be offering free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. This will include first and second doses of the vaccine as well as booster shots. We encourage people who are unvaccinated, especially young people (12 and older), to use this opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, if eligible.
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People age 12 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is free and one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick from COVID-19. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated. 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the following groups should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • Residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings
  • People aged 50 – 64 years with underlying medical conditions

CDC also recommends that the following groups may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine, based on individual risks and benefits:

  • People aged 18-49 years of age with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at higher risk for COVID-19 because of work (first responders, educators, health care workers, others) or living settings (e.g., correctional facilities, homeless shelters)

Currently, there are several locations where eligible people can receive a Pfizer booster in Cambridge and neighboring communities. Learn more.

To find a vaccine or booster shot location, we recommend residents go to VaxFinder to find a location near them and plan their vaccination or booster shot. VaxFinder also lists important information like each site’s accessibility options, MBTA Trip Planner and more. You may also call 2-1-1 for assistance over the phone.

Safety

The City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Public Health Department recognize that there are many questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The available COVID-19 vaccines are approved and recommended by the FDA and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices following standard testing and approval processes. By prioritizing resources and efforts, the vaccines were developed quickly and never at the expense of safety. More vaccine safety information is available in this flyer and at mass.gov/COVIDVaccineSafety

To help us all do our part to learn more and debunk untrue and dangerous claims, please visit Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Information for the most up-to-date information.

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Updates

Latest updates related to the COVID-19 Vaccine from the City and State.

  • Cambridge Public Health Department Hosting Flu Clinics and Offering Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines
    The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) strongly recommends that residents get a flu vaccine this season. While a flu vaccine is always good preventative health care, it is especially important this year given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the flu vaccine, CPHD will also be offering free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at the clinics. We encourage people who are unvaccinated, especially young people (12 and older), to use this opportunity to get both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Where to Get a Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shot in Cambridge and Neighboring Communities
    Currently, there are several locations where eligible people can receive a a Pfizer booster in Cambridge and neighboring communities.
  • Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Recommended for Some Groups
    A booster shot is an extra dose of a vaccine that can help 'boost' the immune system to better protect against disease. COVID-19 vaccines work very well to protect against serious illness and death. However, protection against more moderate disease may decrease over time. Recent research shows that a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot strengthens the immune response in people who had had their second Pfizer shot at least 6 months earlier.
  • CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations
    CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s guidance for use are important steps forward as we work to stay ahead of the virus and keep Americans safe.

More Information

Additional information on the COVID-19 Vaccine.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has an active inter-agency working group working to ensure an equitable and speedy distribution of COVID-19 vaccine to Massachusetts communities. View the latest vaccine updates in MA, including the vaccine prioritization plan, frequently asked questions, and information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and American Academy of Pediatrics, have put together additional Frequently Asked Questions about the vaccine which can be found as follows:

To help older residents get to their vaccine appointments, the State announced that individuals who accompany someone age 75 or older to get a vaccine at a mass vaccination site may also schedule and receive their own vaccination on the same day. They should go to mass.gov/covidvaccine and schedule two separate appointments at either the same time or adjacent. For the companion appointment, select the option ‘I am accompanying someone who is age 75+ to their vaccination appointment and my appointment is the same day.’ Transportation to vaccination sites is also available for elderly residents through Cambridge-Somerville Elder Services (SCES). For more information about the SCES vaccination transportation program, or to register for a ride, call SCES at 617-628-2601 or email info@eldercare.org.

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