City of Woburn Board of Health COVID Vaccine Information Hotline: 781-897-5918 (note: this line is unmonitored)
The City of Woburn was approved by the MA Dept. of Public Health to administer the Covid-19 vaccine at the Woburn Senior Center to provide a convenient location for our residents to get vaccinated.
To date, the City of Woburn’s Board of Health successfully vaccinated our first responders and more than 500 individuals over the age of 75.
On February 18, 2021, the State announced individuals age 65 and older, individuals with 2 or more specified medical conditions and residents and workers in low income and affordable senior housing were eligible for the vaccine and further advised that in order to streamline the process to meet the challenge of vaccinating over 1 million newly vaccine eligible residents, they will focus on high capacity vaccination sites to ensure efficiency and economies of scale.
To that end, the State will no longer provide 1st dose vaccine for municipal clinics, including those hosted at the senior center. We will receive 2nd doses from the State to ensure all Woburn residents who received their 1st dose at one of the previously held clinics at the senior center have been fully vaccinated.
If the policy to reduce our role in the distribution of vaccines changes, the City of Woburn, the Board of Health and the MRC stand ready and are prepared to resume our vaccine clinics at the Senior Center, and continue being a strong partner with the Commonwealth with the shared goal of vaccinating all of our residents.
Until that change occurs, we are strongly encouraging all eligible residents to utilize Mass vaccination sites and retail pharmacies to receive the vaccine.
To schedule an appointment, register online at one of the State identified vaccination locations.
For scheduling assistance please call 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277.
WHEN CAN I GET THE VACCINE
The Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Public Health have developed a phased approach for vaccine distribution.
The timeline is designed reflecting several priorities: protecting those most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden.
WHERE CAN I GET THE VACCINE
The Commonwealth has been working closely with health care providers, local officials, pharmacies, and others to setup COVID-19 vaccination locations across the State.
The State has provided a map of current vaccination locations that is updated frequently:
VACCINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Commonwealth has put together the below categories of common questions regarding the vaccine:
|Before you get vaccinated|
|During your appointment|
|After getting vaccinated|
|Accessing the vaccine|
|More information (benefits of vaccine, etc.)|
- 2-18-2021: On February 18, 2021, the State announced individuals age 65 and older, individuals with 2 or more specified medical conditions and residents and workers in low income and affordable senior housing were eligible for the vaccine.
- 1-28-2021: Starting February 1st, residents 75 years and older are eligible to receive the vaccine.