Anyone ages 6 months and older is eligible to receive a vaccine. Individuals ages 6 months - 17 years can receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. People ages 12 and older can receive the Novavax vaccine, and those ages 18 and older can receive any vaccine.
Updated (bivalent) Pfizer and Moderna boosters are now available and are replacing the original (monovalent) boosters. The bivalent doses have been formulated to protect against the Omicron variant, as well as original strains. Novavax (non-mRNA, monovalent) boosters have also been approved.
Fully vaccinated individuals ages 5 and older are eligible and encouraged to receive an updated (bivalent) COVID-19 booster shot.
Fully vaccinated individuals ages 18 and older may instead choose to receive a Novavax booster shot at least 6 months after receiving the last dose of a primary series. Individuals who previously received a Pfizer or Moderna booster are not eligible for a Novavax booster.
The City of Worcester led by the Department of Health & Human Services and Division of Public Health remains actively engaged in a city-wide effort with community partners to administer vaccines and boosters through mobile and stationary clinics and the homebound vaccination program.
The City continues to prioritize vulnerable and isolated populations by implementing low-barrier vaccination clinics for hard-to-reach populations and populations facing cultural, language, accessibility or other barriers. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.
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Get your vaccine at one of the Worcester Public Library walk-in vaccine clinics. Show your new vaccine card to the staff at the Welcome Desk and they will forgive any WPL lost items. The walk-in clinic is being held at the Library's Main Branch, 3 Salem Square, on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 3:30 p.m. Upcoming dates are listed below. Please note that standard parking rates apply for the WPL vaccination clinics.
There are several walk-up clinics located throughout the Worcester community. Below is a list of locations offered by our community partners:
In-home vaccinations are 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 at patientportalma.com. Phone representatives are available in both English and Spanish, and also have access to translators for over 100 other languages.
In-home vaccinations will be:
Hospitals, health care providers and community health centers have access to the COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate their patients. Pharmacies including large retail outlets such as CVS, Walgreens, Osco and Walmart will also have access to the vaccines.
You should make sure you have a second appointment scheduled from the same site, or know how to schedule it, before leaving your first appointment. It's important that you get the same type of vaccine both times.
You may contact the Family Resource Center to request free rides via a ride-share company to vaccination locations. Contact them at 508-796-1411.
View all the videos in the COVID-19 Vaccination Information playlist! All videos posted are from "town halls" featuring local public health officials and organizations related to the COVID-19 vaccines. Videos will automatically play in succession.
Additionally, you can view the videos in a larger window and then choose the video to play from the list.