COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
The state announced its plans to open eligibility of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents 65 and older, effective February 18th. To absorb the additional number of eligible individuals needing the vaccine, the state also announced its plans to ensure the vaccine will reach eligible residents in an efficient and equitable manner. As such, vaccines will be distributed through mass vaccination sites, 20 of the hardest-hit communities in Massachusetts, and retail locations (such as pharmacies). Local Health Departments will not be receiving additional vaccine doses.
Weston will have enough vaccine to follow-up with the second dose for those residents who have received the vaccine in Weston but will not be holding additional clinics for first-time recipients. If you registered for a clinic in Weston but did not receive your first dose in town, you will need to book an appointment through the state's vaxfinder.mass.gov site or by calling 211. Weston's Board of Health is working with the Council on Aging to ensure the needs of our most vulnerable residents are met.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Locations
Visit Mass.gov/CovidVaccine to find additional information on eligibility, which is currently 65+ (as of Feb. 18). Utilize the state's online appointment system to find and book an appointment at one of the mass-vaccine sites. See also for additional vaccine appointments:
- Mass General Hospital
- Newton Wellesley Hospital
- CVS Pharmacies (select locations)
- MACovidVaccines.com - an independent website showing available appointments in the area
Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Phone Line
- Dial 211
- Assistance is available in English and Spanish with translators to support 100 additional languages
- Individuals ages 75 and older can speak to a representative on the phone to assist them with an appointment through the state's public website
- If no appointments are available, callers can be placed on a call-back list for a mass vaccination site. Call backs are on a first-come, first-served basis
Trust the Facts, Get the Vax.
Vaccines are safe and are one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick from COVID-19.
The vaccine doesn’t contain the virus that causes COVID-19, so it can’t make you sick. You may experience mild side effects after getting the vaccine, but this is a sign that your body is learning how to protect you.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines from the state Department of Public Health, including why it's safe and a comprehensive FAQ on what to expect before and after receiving the vaccine such as who administers the dose, what the potential side effects are, and what to expect after the vaccine has been administered to phase 3 recipients.
Do you have questions about the vaccines for COVID-19? Connect with Weston's public health nurses via email at COVIDquestions@WestsonMA.gov or phone at 781-786-5033 for a confidential conversation or reach out to your own physician.