Wondering How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? We’ve Got the Info You Need!
Over the past few months, we’ve been sharing a lot of information about the benefits, effectiveness, and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters but we realize you may have some basic questions about things like cost, eligibility, and access. So, today we wanted to take a moment to go over some of these concerns.
Is There a Cost for the COVID-19 Vaccine or Boosters?
There is no cost for any of the COVID-19 vaccines. If you mistakenly get a bill for you or a family member’s COVID-19 vaccination, don’t pay it and call your insurance company to ask them to explain the charge.
Can you be denied the COVID-19 vaccine/booster because of your immigration status?
How can I get to a vaccination appointment if I don’t have dependable transportation?
If you are having difficulty finding transportation to get to an appointment there are a couple of options available:
- MassHealth provides free transportation to vaccine appointments for any individual with any type of MassHealth coverage or the Health Safety Net (call your health plan or MassHealth directly to schedule free transportation at 800-841-2900 (TTY: 800-497-4648)
- The COVID-19 In-Home Vaccination Program provides in-home vaccinations for those who may have trouble getting to or using a community vaccination location. Call the In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at (833) 983-0485 or schedule an appointment directly on the CDR Health Patient Portal page at patientportalma.com
How can I find a COVID-19 vaccine near me?
- Visit our website for up-to-date information on local vaccine clinics: Upcoming Everett and Malden Vaccine Clinics
- Contact your or your child’s healthcare provider’s office
- Visit your local pharmacy’s website for available COVID vaccine appointments
- Sign up for our email list: Stay in touch with SCI! and follow us on social media for updates on clinics in the communities SCI serves.
We hope you found this information useful. For answers to many common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine please visit Winter 2022/2023 COVID Vaccine FAQs.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines visit: Vaccines for COVID-19