COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts
Update (June 2021):
All Massachusetts residents twelve years of age and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those between ages twelve and fifteen must receive the Pfizer vaccine, while any individual sixteen years old and an older may receive either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
You may schedule your vaccine via: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/
All three currently available vaccine have approximately equivalent efficacy in preventing hospitalization, severe disease and death from COVID-19. PersonalMDs does not have the COVID-19 vaccine in stock.
Please contact your physician if you have any specific concerns.
Best personal regards,
Tania Bandak, MD, MPH
Jeffrey Bass, MD
Rachel Haims, MD
Ronald Katz, MD
Laurie Katzman, MD
Brad Weiner, MD
The CDC considers those with the following medical conditions to be at higher risk should they be exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic lung diseases (COPD, moderate to severe asthma, interstitial lung disease)
- Dementia or other neurological conditions
- Diabetes (type 1 or 2)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart Conditions (congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertension)
- HIV infection
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
- Liver disease
- Overweight, obesity and severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] > 25)
- Sickle cell disease and thalassemia
- Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
- Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
- Substance use disorders
We suggest you take a look at the following resources:
Vaccine Distribution Timeline per Massachusetts Department of Public Health
CDC’s List of High Risk Conditions for COVID-19
Mass General Brigham (MGB) COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ’s
Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments