COVID-19 Vaccine Information

page LAST UPDATED: November 24, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine Clinic at Harmony Grove Elementary School, Saturday, December 11, 9 AM - 3 PM

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The clinic is open to all children ages 5-11 all residents of Natick, Framingham, and nearby towns are welcome to attend this clinic. The clinic is free. No insurance or ID is required. 
You can either schedule an appointment or come as a walk-in.
Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin translators will be available. 

Who: Metrowest Pharmacy and V-Care Pharmacy in partnership with the Framingham Public Schools
What: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine clinic for children ages 5-11
Where: Harmony Grove Elementary School, 169 Leland Street, Framingham, MA 01702
When: Saturday, December 11, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Public Health Nursing Clinic will be Closed Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, in Recognition of Thanksgiving.

FREE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS (Ages 12+) BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AT the City's Public Health Nursing Clinic, 113 Concord Street 
(Diagonally from City Hall)

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  • Where: City of Framingham Public Health Nursing Clinic, 113 Concord Street
  • When:
    • Mornings: Monday - Friday: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
    • Evenings:  Monday - Thursday: 4-7 p.m.
  • Vaccine Type (depending on availability, call to confirm): Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna 
  • Appointments are REQUIRED. Please call 508-532-5667 to make an appointment
  • Health insurance and photo ID is not required
  • For questions, please call (508) 532-5472 or email Kitty Mahoney kcm@framinghamma.gov.
  • Face coverings/masks are required to be worn at all times in the clinic. Face coverings/masks will be available for visitors.  

City of Framingham
Vaccine overview

information as of: November 24, 2021

Residents with at least One Dose of COVID-19 vaccine

7,891

Residents fully vaccinated

53,239


View the weekly Framingham Equity Vaccination DASHBOARD Report,  from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Here.


community hour, September 8:
Vaccinations- the Best defense against COVId-19

 

The City of Framingham is one of twenty communities designated by the State as an “equity city” for vaccine distribution. The City will receive assistance from State distributing the vaccine to those disproportionately affected by the virus.

CITY OF FRAMINGHAM equity initiative since March 24

Totals last updated: Wednesday, November 17

Total Moderna, Pfizer, and Jannsen* vaccinations administered under the equity initiative

6,445


*As of Monday, April 26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the recommended pause on the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

What does this mean for Framingham?

Framingham is eligible to order vaccine weekly to vaccinate those in Phases I and II eligible populations in communities that have been historically under-resourced and may have barriers seeking or receiving the vaccine, such as:

  • Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Latinx residents
  • Residents who do not speak English, or who prefer to speak in another language
  • Residents who do not have access to public transportation or who have barriers getting to a vaccination site
  • Residents with disabilities and others who have access and functional needs

I am a homebound/functionally disabled Framingham resident eligible to receive a vaccine but I am unable to get to a vaccine clinic. can I sign up for a home visit?

Please call the City's Public Health Nursing Office at 508-532-5667. Leave your name, phone number, and address, and someone will return your call within 24 hours. 


COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Chart

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COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Eligibility Chart

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FREQUENTLY ASKED covid-19 vaccine questions 

WHO IS CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

The City of Framingham is following the vaccine distribution timeline created by the Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  

Currently, all Phases 1, 2, 3, and 4 priority groups are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Are booster shots recommended? Who is eligible for a booster? 

Everyone ages 18 and older can get a booster shot. References CDC recommendations about booster shots, here

Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster vaccines are available.

IS THE CITY OF FRAMINGHAM PROVIDING BOOSTER DOSES?

Please call the Nursing Office to determine if booster doses are available at 508-532-5667.

IF I DO NOT RECEIVE A BOOSTER SHOT AM I STILL FULLY VACCINATED?

According to the CDC, you are fully vaccinated without a booster if it has been at least 2 weeks since you got your first J&J shot or your second Pfizer or Moderna shot.

I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE or Booster shot, AND I NEED ASSISTANCE SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT. WHO CAN I CALL FOR HELP?

Individuals without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line toll-free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance with setting up an appointment.

Where Can I get a  COVID-19 VACCINE or booster dose? 

Numerous vaccine sites are located throughout the Commonwealth. Below is a map that lists vaccination sites by their geographical location. Additional information, including eligibility, how to make an appointment, hours and days of operation, and more, is accessible on the map below or available here.

Learn how to prepare for your vaccine appointment here.

  • Green star: General Vaccination Sites (healthcare locations)
  • Red star: State-sponsored vaccination sites
  • Blue star: General Vaccination Sites (pharmacy/grocery locations)

AM I REQUIRED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE or booster shot?

Now that more vaccine is available, many vaccination sites are accepting walk-ins. Please check with the site you plan to visit prior to arrival. Vaccination site information is available on the State's website here

I lost my vaccine card. How can I get a replacement card?
Please visit www.mass.gov/myvaxrecord for further information.

What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

People are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or a single dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine more than 14 days ago. Please Note: This guidance does not apply to fully vaccinated individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19. 

Now that I am fully vaccinated, can I still get COVID-19?

While vaccines are highly effective there is still a chance you can get COVID-19 even after you get the vaccine. If you develop respiratory symptoms like runny nose, cough, or loss of sense of smell or taste, these are not side effects of the vaccine and you should consider getting tested for COVID-19 or talk to your healthcare provider. Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others. You may wish to check with your employer about how this will impact your work.

I AM fully vaccinated. Do I have to follow the covid-19 Travel Advisory?

The State of Massachusetts is referencing travel information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reference the CDC's requirements and recommendations for:

Should I be following guidance or protocols once I am fully vaccinated?

Reference guidance information from the MDPH for people who are fully vaccinated again COVID-19 here

I AM INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT A FUTURE FRAMINGHAM COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC. DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?

To volunteer, please apply for the Framingham Medical Reserves Corps. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers committed to improving their communities' health, safety, and resiliency. Volunteers include individuals with medical and nonmedical backgrounds. Volunteer process information for Framingham's Medical Reserve Corps is available here.

DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

Visit the State's website for answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine here