Important notice:

Mass General Brigham is offering first-dose appointments for the COVID-19 vaccines to patients who are eligible under the state’s vaccine distribution plan.

We contact patients through Patient Gateway, email, phone calls, or text messages to schedule appointments. We are scheduling all vaccine appointments through a central scheduling center. Please do not contact your doctor's office about vaccine appointments. It may take time before you receive your invitation and are able to schedule your appointment. Please be patient.


Patients getting a first dose will receive either Pfizer or Moderna. We are primarily offering the Pfizer vaccine at our clinics. We are not able to offer patients a choice as to which first dose vaccine they receive. If you receive Pfizer or Moderna for your first dose, you will receive the same vaccine for your second dose.

Vaccine availability and scheduling

What to expect from a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Read frequently asked questions about what to expect when getting the COVID-19 vaccine, including information about potential side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions about what to expect from vaccination

FAQs about the vaccines

Videos and other resources

Where can I find more information?

Video series about getting the vaccine

Ensuring equity

We are committed to equity in vaccinating all the communities that we serve.

Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital, Joseph Betancourt, M.D., and Vice President of Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Wanda McClain, discuss how the health system is building trust for the COVID-19 vaccine.

How do we know the COVID-19 vaccine is safe?

Mass General Brigham 's Paul Biddinger, M.D., Medical Director, Emergency Preparedness, ensures the safety of the COVID-19 vaccination despite the quick production.

Getting the first dose of the vaccine

Joseph Betancourt, M.D., MPH, Senior Vice President for Equity and Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, takes viewers step-by-step as he receives first dose of his COVID-19 vaccine.

View more videos from Mass General Brigham

Get up-to-date vaccine information

Vaccine emails from Patient Gateway

Patient Gateway

Patient Gateway is a convenient, secure way to manage your health and communicate with your doctor's office. We are sending regular updates about the COVID-19 vaccine to all enrolled in Patient Gateway.

What is Patient Gateway

Get text messages about the COVID-19 vaccine

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Sign up for text alerts about the COVID-19 vaccine from Mass General Brigham. We want to keep you informed and safe. Texts are available in six languages.

Read more about receiving texts about the vaccine

Updated 5/4/21