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COVID-19 Vaccine

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Updated April 15, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Please check the “Who Can Make An Appointment” section below for more information about the non-patient groups we are able to help at our Dorchester, Hyannis, and Plymouth clinics.

Where are Harbor’s vaccine clinics?

Vaccine Clinic Locations

    • Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA
    • Quincy College, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth, MA
    • Zion Church, 805 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA

Vaccines are by appointment only, no walk-ins.

Please call 1-888-503-0766 to make an appointment.

To schedule a vaccine appointment in Vietnamese, please call 1-617-533-2363. Để đặt lịch hẹn tiêm vắc xin bằng tiếng Việt, vui lòng gọi 1-617-533-2363.

We are giving the Moderna vaccine in all clinic locations. We are also giving the Pfizer vaccine at Florian Hall.

Who can make an appointment?

We open appointments to eligible patients and non-patients based on our vaccine supply.

  • At all locations, we are scheduling appointments for patients in all eligible groups.
  • Our Dorchester and Hyannis vaccination clinics are open to non-patients in all eligible groups.
  • Our Plymouth vaccination clinic is open to non-patients who are age 55 or older.

If you are a non-patient and received your first dose at Harbor Health, you should have received a second dose appointment at the time of service. Please go to the scheduled date, time, and location for your second dose appointment.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? To read a full list of eligible patients and non-patients who can get a vaccine at Harbor Health, click the button below.

Can I get the vaccine at Harbor Health?

How do I make an appointment?

Please call 1-888-503-0766. We can assist with appointments in English, Spanish, Portuguese.

For scheduling assistance in Vietnamese, please call 1-617-533-2363. Để đặt lịch hẹn tiêm vắc xin bằng tiếng Việt, vui lòng gọi 1-617-533-2363.

Call Center Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

What vaccine are you giving?

We are currently giving the Moderna vaccine at all clinic locations. We are also giving the Pfizer vaccine at Florian Hall.

As we get more information about other vaccines, we will update this webpage.

How do I get updates on Harbor’s vaccine clinics?

You can sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccine email updates by clicking the button below or scroll to the bottom of this page to submit a vaccine question.

PLEASE NOTE: The form below is to join an email list to receive information about the vaccine. Completing the form will NOT add your name to a waitlist or register you as a patient.

Sign Up For Covid Vaccine Updates

How can I get answers to my COVID-19 vaccine questions?

If you have COVID-19 vaccine question for your provider related to your health or medical condition, please use the Patient Portal to reach your care team.

Please read the answers to the most frequently asked questions on this webpage.  We keep this page updated and will continue to post answers to common questions. We also have listed links to additional resources at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to submit a vaccine question to your provider, please do through the Patient Portal or ask at your next appointment.

If you have a non-urgent general question about the COVID-19 vaccine, please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit your question.

When can I get the coronavirus vaccine?

Details on who is eligible and a map of vaccination sites is available at Mass.gov/COVIDVaccine.

Please note that appointments are limited right now because vaccine supply is limited. Vaccination sites including Harbor Health will be added frequently as Massachusetts gets more vaccine doses.

The state is currently in PHASE 2 of the Massachusetts vaccination plan. To learn more about the plan and when YOU may get the vaccine, click here.

Check this web page or click here to sign up for email vaccine updates from Harbor.

What are the certain medical conditions that are eligible in Phase 2?

Please visit mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccinations-for-individuals-with-certain-medical-conditions for a list of the medical conditions that are eligible for the vaccine.

Do I need to wear a mask after I get the vaccine?

Yes. According to the CDC, we are still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19.

After you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places including wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

Until we know more, the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 BEFORE AND AFTER you get the vaccine is to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you are not feeling well.

The CDC has more information about what steps to take to protect yourself and others after you have received the vaccine at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

Why do you need my insurance information?

The vaccination is free to all. We will ask for your insurance information if available and bill your insurance.  All insurances are required to cover all costs of COVID vaccinations.  If you do not have insurance, the COVID-19 HRSA Uninsured Fund will cover costs.

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost?

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone.  We will ask for your insurance information if available and bill your insurance.  All insurances are required to cover all costs of COVID vaccinations.  If you do not have insurance, the COVID-19 HRSA Uninsured Fund will cover costs.

When will a COVID-19 vaccine be available to other groups?

The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as larger quantities are available. The supply will increase over the coming weeks and months.  Your overall health and your job will help determine in which phase you will be able to get the vaccine.

You can click here to read the latest vaccine updates from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

To protect yourself and your family from coronavirus BEFORE AND AFTER you get the vaccine, please wear a mask, wash your hands, and get tested for COVID-19.

Is the 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.

Where can I get information about side effects ?

After getting vaccinated, you may have some side effects.  These are normal signs that your body is building protection. The most common side effects are pain and swelling in the arm where you received the shot.

In addition, you may have fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC.

Where can I get information about adverse reactions?

If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 9-1-1.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and rare severe allergic reactions from the CDC.

The CDC, FDA, and other federal partners are continuing to monitor the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines.  You can find information about adverse effects reported after COVID vaccination at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html

Should I get vaccinated for COVID-19?

We encourage you to get the vaccine when you are eligible.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family. 

Vaccines protect us from disease by teaching our immune system to recognize and fight the disease faster and better. You cannot get the disease from a vaccine.  But without a vaccine, you may get the disease.

The goal is for all adults to be able to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Getting the shot helps stop the spread of coronavirus.  It may also be especially important for people because of their job or a health condition they have.

Getting the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to get answers to your questions.

The CDC’s “Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines” has fact-based information about common questions people have about the vaccine.  You can select your preferred language at the top of the page.

Did Harbor staff get the vaccine?

Yes, many of our staff have already received their first and second dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Just like you, they had questions about the vaccine. Once they learned more facts, they decided they wanted to get it to protect their family and the people around them. You can ask them about how they felt after they got the shot at your next appointment.

How can I learn more about the vaccine?

You can ask your provider questions at your next appointment or click on the links to read information or watch the videos below.

READ

8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program – CDC

Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines – CDC

COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts – Massachusetts Department of Public Health

COVID-19 Vaccine – Boston Medical Center

What Can I Expect After Getting the Vaccine? – CDC

DOWNLOAD

COVID-19 Fact Sheet – CDC, English

Información sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19 – CDC

WATCH

How Do mRNA Vaccines Work? 

Simply Explained

Promega Corporation

Dr. Paul Offit, The Vaccine Education Center


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Submit a General COVID-19 Vaccine Question

If you have general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and when you may be eligible to get it, please submit your question below.  We will respond to general questions as quickly as possible.

Please do not use the online form to send information of a sensitive and private nature such as patient related information. Your protected health information (PHI) is confidential and should only be discussed with your provider.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 9 -1 -1.

Please do not submit medical questions or vaccine questions specific to your medical condition to your care team through this form.  Please use the the Patient Portal to reach your care team.