Can I get an updated COVID-19 vaccine?
CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group. It’s the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against serious illness.
For more answers to questions about boosters, visit mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-information
Are Covid-19 vaccine free?
If you have health insurance, most plans will cover the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to you. Please check with your health insurance provider on any co-pays or costs related to getting a COVID vaccine.
If you don’t have health insurance or your your insurance does not cover the cost, you cab get a free COVID-19 vaccine from:
- Your local health department or community health center
- A state-sponsored mobile vaccine clinic
- A pharmacy participating in the CDC’s Bridge Access Program, which includes all CVS and Walgreens stores
The COVID-19 vaccine is also free for all children and youth under 19 years of age from their primary care provider or community health center.
I am vaccinated so do I need to worry about COVID-19 variants?
Vaccines continue to reduce your risk of contracting the virus that causes COVID-19, including new variants.
While the vaccines are highly effective against severe illness, some vaccinated people have had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. When a fvaccinated person has COVID-19, it is called a “breakthrough infection.”
Vaccinated people with breakthrough infections can spread the virus to others.
Also, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus, please get a COVID-19 test and follow medical advice to prevent the spread.
Is the updated COVID-19 vaccine safe?
The safety of all COVID-19 vaccines is very important to everyone. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. To learn more about the safety steps in place, click here to read information from the CDC.
How do I get a copy of my vaccine record?
Please visit mass.gov/info-details/requesting-a-copy-of-your-covid-19-vaccination-record for more information.