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COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters available in Massachusetts

COVID-19 Vaccines

Children age 5-11 are now eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine in Massachusetts. Children and teens age 12-17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Adults age 18 and older, they eligible for either Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson &Johnson's Janssen (J&J/Janssen). 

Booster Information

1st Booster
The CDC recommends everyone age 12 and older to receive a booster after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Pfizer or Moderna is the preferred, you may get the J&J/Janssen depending on the situation

Who: If you received either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations

  • Adults age 18 and older, CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer or Moderna 
  • Children age 12-17, may only get the Pfizer booster
When: At least 5 months after completing the final dose in the primary vaccination series. If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary vaccination series.

Who: If you received the J&J/Janssen vaccine

  • The CDC recommends either Pfizer or Moderna as the first booster, 2 months after the J&J/Janssen primary dose. 
  • If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised at least 2 months after the primary J&J/Janssen primary dose
2nd Booster 
Eligibility for the 2nd booster:
  • Adults age 50 years and older
  • If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, you may receive a 2nd booster of either Pfizer or Moderna 4 months after the 1st booster

Schedule an appointment with any retail pharmacy for a free vaccine or booster

CVS Pharmacy


Rite Aid

Use to find vaccine locations and their availability. 

COVID-19 In-Home Vaccination is available if you are not able to get to a vaccine location. Call (833) 983-0485 and speak with a representative. If you need language assistance they have access to translators in over 100 languages.

Information and Resources About COVID-19 Vaccines

Read the CDC's guide on Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine

Read the CDC's guide on vaccination against COVID-19 for Pediatrics has a guide for COVID-19 vaccination children age 5-11 for their vaccine, along with frequently asked questions

Prepare for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

What to expect after the vaccine and possible side effects 

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers has a very informative video featuring 6 Massachusetts health center providers, they explain why it's important to take the vaccine to help fight against COVID-19. Watch it here

The Asian Clinic at Joslin since 2004
Joslin's Asian Clinic is directed by Dr. George L. King, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Head of the Section on Vascular Cell Biology and Founder/Director of the AADI at Joslin Diabetes Center.

The clinic is staffed by Dr. Runhua Hou, Ka Hei Karen Lau, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, and Julia Li, Asian Clinic Coordinator. The Asian Clinic provides Joslin clinic's exceptional patient care and education model specifically tailored to Asian Americans. As one of the first Asian Clinics in a tertiary setting, we provide comprehensive diabetes care that is truly unique and much needed by our patients and their caregivers. Through linguistically appropriate and culturally relevant approaches, Joslin's Asian Clinic serves to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for Asian Americans whose life is touched by diabetes.

Joslin's Asian Clinic provides one-on-one appointments with a medical provider and a certified diabetes educator who have experience and are sensitive to the diverse Asian American cultures.

Our diabetes care includes personalized service to our patients at each step of the way.  The Asian Clinic Coordinator serves as a liaison between our patients and the clinic not only to schedule appointments, but also supports the patient with registration, referral, and prescription concerns.

Clinic Services:

  • Culturally Tailored Medical Treatment Plan
  • Personalized Medication Regimen
  • Traditional Asian Diet Meal Plan
  • Multilingual Educational Tools
  • Asian Social Club: seasonal workshops on various topics
  • Walking Club at Boston Common

Our supports:

  • Designated Asian Clinic Coordinator
  • Asian Clinic Direct Line
  • Weekly Clinic Meeting
  • Personalized Patient Folder with Goals and Diabetes Resources
  • Interpreter Service for Asian Languages

Free Educational Tools on

  • Drag n' Cook(R) Nutritional Application
  • Asian BMI Calculator​​
  • Diabetes Risk Quiz
  • Multilingual Diabetes Educational Handouts: diabetes, nutrition, exercise and stress management (availabe in PDF)
  • AADI Asian Recipes (for Chinese, Indian, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines)
  • YouTube Video Channel: cooking demo, exercise and seminars held in the communities

Clinic Hours

Wednesday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm

Address: Joslin Diabetes Center 
One Joslin Place (2nd Floor)
Boston, MA 02215

For an appointment or more information, please contact the Asian Clinic Coordinator
direct line: 617-309-3444 (weekdays 8:30am-5:00pm)
fax: 617-309-3445​
direction and parking options ​​​