Guidance on COVID-19 Boosters

June 23, 2022
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All individuals 18+ are eligible for a COVID-19 booster in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends booster shots for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. 

Booster Clinics at HUHS - Update
Appointments for both Moderna* and Pfizer** boosters are available and can be scheduled through the HUHS Patient Portal.

*The last Moderna booster clinic will be on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
**Pfizer booster clinics will continue through August 2022.

Location
All Booster Clinics will take place in the Monks/Bock Conference Rooms on the 6th Floor of the Smith Campus Center.

Find all HUHS COVID-19 booster clinic information, including all clinic dates and times, on COVID-19 Booster Clinics at HUHS.
 

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If You Received Moderna or Pfizer

Individuals who are eligible may get a booster 5 months after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. You may choose any vaccine brand for your booster.

If You Received Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

Individuals who are eligible may get a booster 2 months after the first dose of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. We recommend that your booster be Moderna or Pfizer. 

Getting a COVID-19 Booster

For more information and FAQs about the guidance, visit the CDC website.

As a reminder, if you are moderately to severely immunocompromised, you may get a third dose of vaccine 28 days after receiving your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (no need to wait 5 months).

On March 29, 2022, the FDA approved usage of a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna vaccine for individuals 50 years of age and older, and individuals 12 years of age and older with certain immunocompromising conditions. Members of the community who receive their optional second booster dose can submit proof in the HUHS Patient Portal

Scheduling Your Booster Shot

HUHS has received both Moderna* and Pfizer** vaccines in order to provide boosters to patients and staff. Appointments for both Moderna* and Pfizer** boosters are available and can be scheduled through the HUHS Patient Portal.

*The last Moderna booster clinic will be on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
**Pfizer booster clinics will continue through August 2022.

Location
All Booster Clinics will take place in the Monks/Bock Conference Rooms on the 6th Floor of the Smith Campus Center.

Find all HUHS COVID-19 booster clinic information, including all clinic dates and times, on COVID-19 Booster Clinics at HUHS.

If you'd like to receive your booster at a different location, visit http://vaxfinder.mass.gov or http://www.vaccines.gov to find a location where you can receive your booster, including commercial pharmacies. Booster shots remain available at no cost to you. 

In-home vaccinations are available for home-bound persons who are unable to get to a vaccine location.  In-home vaccines can be arranged by calling In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at (833) 983-0485 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.