Fenway Health Is Now Offering COVID-19 Booster Shots For People 18 And Older

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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 at Fenway HealthPlease note that at this time, we are only able to offer vaccines to Fenway Health patients.

If you are not able to be vaccinated at Fenway, there are numerous locations offering COVID-19 shots and you can use the state’s vaxfinder website or call 211 to find a vaccine location closer to you.

This post contains information about:

  • Booster Vaccinations
  • Third Vaccinations as Part of Your Primary Series
  • Vaccinations for Minors (ages 5 – 17)
  • Initial Vaccinations – It’s NOT TOO LATE to start!

Booster Vaccinations

If you are 18 years of age or older and have received your initial two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccine series or one dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine more than 6 months ago, you are eligible for a COVID-19 Moderna or Pfizer booster vaccine.

If you are a patient, 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 617.927.6000.

Please note: we are not administering the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine at this time. If you received the one dose J&J vaccine more than two months ago, we can provide you with a Moderna or Pfizer booster shot now. Read more about mixing boosters here. If you would prefer a J&J booster, then please use the state’s vaxfinder website or call 211 to find a vaccine location that offers it.

Third Vaccinations 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. Read more about who should receive a third dose shot on the CDC website.

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 617.927.6000.

Vaccinations for Minors (ages 5 – 17)

COVID-19 vaccines for patients aged 5 to 17 are available by appointment at our Ansin Building, 1340 Boylston Street location, 3rd floor.

Children can also get vaccinated during their regularly scheduled medical office visits at our 1340 Boylston Street location. The Fenway Health team is actively working on expanding pediatric COVID-19 vaccine availability at our other clinical sites and on evenings and Saturdays for improved convenience for our patients. We will send additional communication once this is available.

Please call 617.927.6000 to schedule an appointment for your child to get vaccinated.

Consent from a parent or guardian will be required for all patients under 18 years old. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s healthcare team. Further information about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Teens is available here.

Initial Vaccinations – It’s NOT TOO LATE to start! 

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 617.927.6000. 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.

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.

Fenway Health will continue to update you regularly about our vaccine program. 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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