Schedule Your First Appointment
Your second appointment will be made at the time of your first appointment.
- Clinical and non-clinical health care workers doing direct and COVID-facing care
- Residents of long-term care facilities, rest homes, and assisted living facilities
- First responders
- Residential congregate care staff and residents
- Home-base health care workers
- Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care
- People who live or work in low-income and affordable senior housing
- Individuals aged 65 years or older
- People with two or more of the following medical conditions: Asthma (moderate-to-severe); cancer; chronic kidney disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Down syndrome; heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies; immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant; obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2); severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2); pregnancy; sickle cell disease; smoking; type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- 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)
COVID-19 Vaccine Sites
Additional vaccine sites across Massachusetts can be found on mass.gov.
Frequently Asked Questions
General information and FAQs about COVID-19 vaccination can be found at bmc.org/covid-19-vaccine.
What do I do if I have questions while scheduling my appointment?
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?
No, you should continue to wear your mask and practice physical distancing even after you have been vaccinated. Right now, we don’t know if people who have been vaccinated can spread COVID-19, because it wasn’t studied in the clinical trials. The vaccine also doesn’t protect you from COVID-19 right away. It takes up to two weeks after the second dose for you to be fully protected.
That means you should keep following all current guidance to protect yourself and others. This includes:
- Wearing a mask.
- Staying at least six feet away from others.
- Avoiding crowds.
- Washing your hands often.
- Following state travel guidance.
- Quarantining if you’re exposed to someone with COVID-19.
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
- Muscle or joint pain
- Fever. Some people may get a high fever (over 102°F).
What do I do if I experience 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
- 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.