COVID-19 Vaccine Guide

Updated November 2021

Vaccines for children ages 5-11 are now authorized

On November 2nd, The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was authorized by the CDC for use in children ages 5-11. Appointments are now available on and can also be made with your child's health care provider.


To read more and learn about COVID-19 vaccine safety for children, check out:

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, & Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines & boosters available now

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster are free, safe, & effective.


Everyone age 18 or older who received Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago or Johnson & Johnson at least 2 months ago can get any booster.

People ages 5-17 can get the Pfizer vaccine. People age 18 or older can get any vaccine.

A public access phone line is available for assistance.

Call 2-1-1 and follow prompts to reach

The Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line

Hours of Operations:

Monday to Friday

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line is available in English and Spanish and will have translators available to support residents in approximately 100 additional languages. Eligible residents able to speak to a representative live on the phone to assist them with an appointment through the state’s online system. These representatives have the same access to appointments as on the public website; it will not give individuals access to additional appointments. If no appointments are available, callers will have the option to be placed on a call back list for the mass vaccination sites. The caller will receive a call back when an appointment becomes available for them at a mass vaccination site, and the list will be called on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line is for eligible residents who cannot use or have difficulty accessing the internet and therefore are unable to schedule an appointment through the online platforms. The Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line is only able to support individuals with scheduling an appointment and representatives are not able to answer general questions about COVID-19 or provide individual health care advice. 

If you are struggling to secure a vaccination appointment, and would like assistance, please reach out to Rep. Scanlon or his Legislative Aide by email:

Rep. Scanlon:

Legislative Aide: