Vaccine Sites

Additional vaccine sites across Massachusetts can be found on

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Boston Medical Center @ Dowling Building, Ground Floor
Enter through 850 Harrison Ave., Boston MA 02118
Walk-in hours:
M - F 6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
710 Albany Garage & street parking available
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Mattapan COVID-19 Vaccination Site @ Morning Star Baptist Church
1257 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126
Walk-in hours:
M, Tu, TH, F, Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Church Parking lot and street parking available
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Dorchester COVID-19 Vaccination Site @ Russell Auditorium
70 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124
Walk-in hours:
M, W, F, Sat 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Parking lot & street parking available

Vaccination Pop-Up Events

Pfizer vaccine available for people ages 5-17. Those 18 and older can choose from Pfizer, Moderna or J&J. Information and consent form for minors can be found here. All are welcome regardless of insurance or immigration status. The COVID-19 vaccine is free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General information and FAQs about COVID-19 vaccination can be found at

What do I do if I have questions while scheduling my appointment?

Call 2-1-1

Is there parking at each vaccine site?

There is limited parking at each site. See parking lot information for each site above.

Are the vaccine sites accessible by public transportation?

All vaccination sites are within half a mile of a public transportation stop (bus, commuter rail, or T).

How do I book a second appointment?

You'll book an appointment for your second vaccine dose while you’re at your first appointment. The second appointment will be either 21 or 28 days after the first, depending on which vaccine you get.

What do I do if I have problems or questions after I get vaccinated?

Please call your primary care provider if you have questions or if you have a fever above 101 F, severe muscle pain, or severe headaches. If you do not have a primary care provider you may call the BMC COVID-19 Help Line at 617-638-9620.

If you have signs of a serious allergic reaction, call 911 immediately.

Can I stop wearing a mask and taking other precautions after I’m vaccinated?

As of August 27, masks are required in public indoor spaces in Boston, including public transportation. They are not required in public outdoor spaces, and in many parts of Massachusetts outside of Boston. This indoor mask requirement change has been put in place because of rising case counts, due mainly to the Delta variant.

Wearing a mask in public spaces and following all other current guidance - even if you've received a booster dose - will help you protect yourself and others from COVID-19. This includes:

  • Wearing a mask in public indoor areas and private indoor areas when with unvaccinated people.
  • Avoiding crowds.
  • Washing your hands often.
  • Getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19, or are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Staying at least six feet away from others.

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Many people had minor side effects after getting the vaccine. These include:

  • Soreness around the spot on your arm where you get the vaccine
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Fever. Some people may get a high fever (over 102°F).

What do I do if I have side effects?

If you have signs of a serious allergic reaction, call 911 immediately. These signs are most likely to appear right after your vaccination, and include:

  • Throat and mouth swelling
  • Problems breathing
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blue skin or lips
  • Losing consciousness

If you have mild side effects that develop within 48 hours, such as feeling feverish but with a temperature below 101 F, injection site pain, mild fatigue, mild muscle aches, or minor headaches, you do not need to stay home. You may use an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to treat these symptoms. If you get an itchy rash that’s just around the spot you got your injection, you can treat it with 1% hydrocortisone cream (available over-the-counter) once or twice a day until it goes away.

If you have a fever above 101 F, severe muscle pain, or severe headaches, please stay home and call your primary care provider.

If you do not have a primary care provider you may call the BMC COVID-19 Help Line at 617-638-9620.

What neighborhoods do these centers serve

These vaccination sites serve everyone across the Commonwealth, but are particularly focused on serving residents who live or receive primary care in Boston.

  • Allston/Brighton (02163, 02134, 02135)
  • Back Bay, Beacon Hill, North End, West End, and Downtown (02108, 02109, 02110, 02112, 02113, 02114, 02116, 02117, 02196, 02199, 02205)
  • Charlestown (02129)
  • Dorchester (02121, 02125, 02122, 02124)
  • East Boston (02128)
  • Fenway (02115, 02123, 02215)
  • Hyde Park (02136, 02137)
  • Jamaica Plain (02130)
  • Mattapan (02126)
  • Roslindale (02131)
  • Roxbury (02119, 02120)
  • South Boston (02127, 02210)
  • South End (02111, 02118)
  • West Roxbury (02132)