Guidance on COVID-19 Boosters

January 12, 2022

All individuals 18+ are now 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.

If You Received Moderna or Pfizer

Adults age 18+ 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)

Adults age 18+ 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).

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 now available and can be scheduled through the HUHS Patient Portal.

Location and Time
All Booster Clinics will take place in the Monks/Bock Conference Rooms on the 6th Floor of the Smith Campus Center from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Moderna Booster Clinics will take place on Mondays and Thursdays (excluding University holidays) beginning on Thursday, January 13, 2022, through February 2022.

Pfizer Booster Clinics will take place on Fridays beginning on Friday, January 21, 2022, through February 2022.

Find additional information 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.