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 have reduced the number of our vaccination clinics. We schedule first-dose vaccine for patients 12 years and older on a limited basis. Visit our scheduling website to schedule an appointment.
We also have 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/Comirnaty and Moderna vaccine each requires two doses. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine requires only one dose.
- I am immunocompromised, and I got my first two doses at a location outside of Mass General Brigham. Can I get my third dose at Mass General Brigham?
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/Comirnaty vaccines at our vaccination clinics.
Please note: Patients aged 12 to 17 will receive the Pfizer/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine because it is currently authorized for this age group.
I misplaced my COVID-19 vaccination card. Can I replace it?
While we cannot replace the physical CDC vaccination card, patients who were vaccinated at a Mass General Brigham location can receive their immunization history through Patient Gateway.
If you are not a current patient registered in Patient Gateway, you can request a hard copy of your vaccination record through Mass General Brigham’s Health Information Management (HIM) Department. You will need to complete an authorization form for release of protected health information. The completed form may be faxed or mailed, and instructions are included in top right corner of the form.
If you were vaccinated outside of the Mass General Brigham system, you will need request a copy of your vaccination information from the original provider (e.g., CVS, Walgreens).
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides additional guidance on how to replace your card.
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
Video: Answers to the most searched questions about COVID-19 vaccines
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe? What types of vaccines are available? What should I do to protect myself from COVID-19? Daniel R. Kuritzkes, M.D., answers patients' most commonly searched questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
Where can I find more information?
- Benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts
- 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
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 September 14, 2021