Important notice:
 

Online vaccine appointment scheduling is now available for all Mass General Brigham patients age 12 and older. To schedule an appointment at a Mass General Brigham COVID-19 vaccine clinic, visit our scheduling website or call 781-960-1567.

 

Visit our scheduling website

We also invite patients to schedule vaccine appointments through Patient Gateway, email, phone calls, or text messages. 

 

Patients getting a first-dose vaccine will receive either Pfizer or Moderna. We are primarily offering the Pfizer vaccine at our clinics. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine approved for patients ages 12 – 17.

 

We are not able to offer patients 18 and older 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

Mass General Brigham is offering first-dose appointments to patients 12 years and older. 

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    Mass General Brigham patients can schedule a vaccine appointment online or call 781-960-1567.

    Visit our scheduling website
    Mass General Brigham also invites eligible patients through Patient Gateway, email, phone calls, or text messages. 

    Patients can also receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a state vaccination location, local town clinic, or pharmacy. To learn more about these clinics and to find more information, visit the Mass.gov website or dial 2-1-1. 

  • Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

    Mass General Brigham has dedicated vaccination clinics that are easily accessible for our Mass General Brigham patients. We are committed to ensuring that our patients who live in the communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic have access to the vaccines.

    All scheduling is being handled centrally at Mass General Brigham (781-960-1567). Please do not contact your doctor’s office about scheduling vaccine appointments.

    Using our online scheduling tool, eligible patients can see what clinics are available and choose the most convenient option for them. 

    View our COVID-19 vaccination centers

    Vaccines are also available through city and town clinics, local pharmacies, and state vaccination sites for eligible patients, according to guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Visit the Mass.gov website for locations or dial 2-1-1. 

  • 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.

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 5/25/21