Southborough and Northborough Public Health departments are again partnering on a Covid Vaccine Clinic. Next week’s Clinic is to meet needs based on recently updated CDC recommendations:
On May 19th, the CDC expanded eligibility of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older. CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. Additionally, the CDC strengthened its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit www.mass.gov/vaccine or speak with your doctor.
The Clinic will be held in Northborough. The 1st Booster shots will be available not just for ages 5-11, but for anyone fully vaccinated but not boosted (if enough months have passed since they were vaccinated). 2nd Booster shots will also be available for eligible groups.
Below are the rest of the details provided. (At the bottom, there is also info on treatment for residents who test positive for Covid):
The Northborough & Southborough Health Departments just released Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster appointments for individuals ages 5 and older. Please make sure to register through the correct link by product. Pre-registration is required. Clinics are open to the public. Please enter your insurance information when registering online. You will be asked to provide the date and brand of your most recent dose when registering.
- Date: Thursday, June 9th from 4:30pm-7:30pm
- Location: Northborough Senior Center (119 Bearfoot Rd, Northborough, MA 01532)
- Signup Links by Brand and Age
- Pfizer Ages 5-11 https://tinyurl.com/nboropedivaccine
- Pfizer Ages 12+ https://tinyurl.com/nboropfizerbooster
- Moderna Ages 18+ https://tinyurl.com/nboromodernabooster
- Pre-registration is required. You will receive an email confirmation once registered.
- Please enter your insurance information when registering online. You will not pay any fees or co-pays. Uninsured accepted.
- Wear short sleeves. Please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Card (if available).
- If you are registering for a first dose appointment, please contact the Southborough Health Department for assistance with registering. The above link is for booster and second dose appointments only.
- If a minor (under 18 years of age) is not accompanied by a parent/guardian at the clinic, we require a signed consent form. [click here]. If a parent/guardian is present, this form is NOT required.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please do so through your email confirmation link from Color. If you need assistance, please contact your local board of health.*
What if I don’t know when I received my last COVID-19 vaccine shot?
To learn when you are eligible for a booster dose, you should consult your CDC vaccination record card for the date of your second COVID-19 vaccination. If you do not have your vaccination card, contact your primary care provider or the retail pharmacy where you were first vaccinated. You may also be able to obtain a record of vaccinations administered in Massachusetts at www.mass.gov/myvaxrecord.
NEW: Free telehealth for COVID-19 treatment with Paxlovid available. Telehealth is a quick and easy way to see if Paxlovid, a COVID-19 treatment pill taken by mouth, is right for you. If it is, we’ll arrange for pickup at your local pharmacy or free overnight delivery (if the prescription is written before 5pm, Monday – Friday). This is a new service provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click here for more information and to access your telehealth visit.
*Southborough’s Covid 19 page also includes:
We continue to encourage residents to seek vaccination appointments. The vaccine is free for all; you do not need insurance or an ID to be eligible, and there are many walk-in sites available. If you are interested in a vaccine you can find a location near you through this website: COVID-19 vaccination locations | Mass.gov . You can also reach out to the Southborough Board of Health at 508-281-8983 for help scheduling an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine.
If you believe you need an in-home vaccination, please contact the In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at (833) 983-0485. For questions about the eligibility of an in-home vaccination you can call the Board of Health or click here. Anyone who is unable to get to a vaccination site is potentially eligible for an in-home vaccination.