Vaccine availability and scheduling
Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Given our successful efforts to date and the increasing rates of vaccination in the community, we will be reducing the number of our vaccination clinics. We schedule first-dose vaccines for patients 12 years and older on a limited basis. Find more information on our scheduling website.
You also can find our community vans that offer free COVID-19 vaccines on select days and times; no appointment needed. Please view the schedule for when we will be in your neighborhood.
I got my first dose at another hospital or a location outside of Mass General Brigham. Can I get my second dose with Mass General Brigham?
No, we do not schedule second-dose appointments unless you have already received your first dose at a Mass General Brigham location. We strongly advise that patients book their second dose at the same location where they received their first dose.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccine each requires two doses. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine requires only one dose.
How can I find out which vaccine I will be receiving at my upcoming vaccination appointment?
The best vaccine is the one that is available to you on the day of your appointment. Mass General Brigham’s vaccine supply is provided by the state and federal government. Although we do not choose which vaccines we get in our distribution, we have primarily been administering Pfizer vaccines at our vaccination clinics.
Please note: Patients aged 12 to 17 receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine because it is currently authorized for this age group.
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.
FAQs about the vaccines
Videos and other resources
Where can I find more information?
- Benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts
- People at higher risk for severe illness
- Food and Drug Administration: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
- Food and Drug Administration: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
- Understanding mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
- Food and Drug Administration: Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine
- Mass General Brigham COVID-19 website
Video series about getting the vaccine
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.
Pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccines
Mass General Brigham Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Ilona Goldfarb answers your questions about pregnancy, fertility, and COVID-19 vaccination.
Get up-to-date vaccine information
Vaccine emails from 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.
Updated July 16, 2021