Due to the expiration of the federal and state COVID-19 public health emergencies on May 11, 2023 and based on current trends, the City's COVID-19 dashboard is no longer updated on a regular basis. Health officials will continue to monitor cases internally and follow necessary protocols in the case of clusters of concern.
As of November 20, 2023, households can order another round of 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests from www.COVIDtests.gov.
Walk-up testing at the UMass Memorial Health clinic at the Mercantile Center concluded on March 30, 2023. Current testing sites in the area, including pharmacies, retailers and health care facilities, can be found at testinglocator.cdc.gov.
Everyone aged 5 years and older is encouraged to get one dose of the 2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
Children aged 6 months - 4 years may need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least one dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents may contact their healthcare provider or local pharmacy to inquire about vaccine availability, and they are encouraged to check with their insurance provider regarding potential out-of-pocket cost.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Bridge Access Program, which serves as a temporary bridge to offer COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to adults 18 years and older without health insurance and adults with insurance that does not offer no-cost COVID-19 vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines through this program are available at select local healthcare providers, local health centers and pharmacies. Visit vaccines.gov to find a local provider that offers no-cost COVID-19 vaccines through the Bridge Access Program.
In-home vaccinations remain available for anyone who has difficulty getting to or using a community vaccination location, including children 6 months to 17 years old.
You may schedule an appointment by calling the In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line (operated by CDR Health) at 833-983-0485 or on the CDR Health Patient Portal page. Phone representatives are available in both English and Spanish, and they also have access to translators for over 100 other languages.
In-home vaccinations will be:
The City of Worcester was awarded approximately $146 million from the US Department of Treasury and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts related to American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
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