COVID Booster Vaccinations Now Available at Fenway Health

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Looking for a COVID booster or third vaccination? Looking to begin your vaccination series? Read on for updates on COVID-19 vaccinations available to individuals 18 and older at Fenway Health.

Initial Vaccinations – It’s NOT TOO LATE to start! Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines are available at Fenway Health for ALL individuals age 18 and up. If you have not received your first COVID-19 shot yet, please consider doing so now by calling our COVID Vaccination Scheduling Line at 617.927.6060. Remember that it is only through vaccination that we will more quickly defeat this virus and prevent more deaths, serious illnesses, strains on the health care system, and disruptions to our daily lives.

Please note: You do not have to receive your COVID-19 vaccination from Fenway; in fact, there are numerous locations offering COVID-19 vaccines and you can use the state’s vaxfinder website or call 211 to find a vaccine location closer to you.

Booster Vaccinations: If you are eligible for a COVID-19 Moderna or Pfizer booster vaccine, we will administer it to you during your next regularly scheduled medical appointment at any of our three clinic sites. You can also request an appointment at our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic by calling our COVID Vaccination Scheduling Line at 617.927.6060. You do not have to receive your booster shot from Fenway; in fact, there are numerous locations offering booster shots and you can use the state’s vaxfinder website or call 211 to find a vaccine location closer to you.

You are eligible for a booster vaccine if you completed your initial COVID-19 vaccination series (with any vaccine type) at least 6 months ago and belong to one of these groups:

  • Age 65+
  • Age 18+ with an underlying medical condition; examples include:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic Kidney, Liver, or Lung Disease
    • Dementia
    • Diabetes
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions
    • HIV infection
    • Immunocompromised state
    • Mental Health conditions
    • Overweight and Obesity
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle Cell Disease or Thalassemia
    • Smoking (current or former)
    • Solid Organ or Blood Stem Cell Transplant
    • Stroke or Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Substance Use Disorder
    • Tuberculosis
  • Age 18+ and living in a long-term care setting or other (homeless shelter, correctional facility) high-risk setting
  • Age 18+ and working in a high-risk setting; examples include:
    • First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
    • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
    • Food and agriculture workers
    • Manufacturing workers
    • Corrections workers
    • S. Postal Service workers
    • Public transit workers
    • Grocery store workers

Third Vaccination as Part of Your Primary Series: A very small number of people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. The CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. This additional dose is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series.

If you are eligible for a third dose of mRNA vaccine as part of your primary series, we will administer it to you during your next regularly scheduled medical appointment at any of our three clinic sites. You can also request an appointment at our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic by calling 617.927.6060. You do not have to receive your third shot from Fenway; in fact, there are numerous locations offering third shots and you can use the state’s vaxfinder website or call 211 to find a vaccine location closer to you.

You are eligible for a third vaccine as part of your primary series if you completed your initial COVID-19 vaccination series (with either Moderna or Pfizer vaccine) at least 28 days ago and belong to one of these groups:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced (CD4 count <200) or untreated HIV infection (Viral Load > 200)
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Vaccinations for Minors (age 12-17): We are not vaccinating patients under 18 years of age at this time. Please use the state’s vaxfinder website or call 211 to find a location that is able to vaccinate underage patients.

Fenway Health will continue to update you about our vaccine program in the weeks and months to come. Fenway patients who have not been contacted about a vaccination yet should continue checking our website, our Facebook page and other social media (Twitter: @fenwayhealth), and check for phone calls, text messages, and emails from us in the next few days and weeks.

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