UMass Vaccine Clinics
The UMass Amherst Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) has been busy giving both flu shots and COVID-19 boosters. In accordance with new updated federal CDC and Massachusetts Department Public (MADPH) guidance, children ages 5 to 11 who live or go to school in Massachusetts are now eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine.
The PHPC will host a pediatric only (ages 5-11) COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, Nov. 12, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Appointments will be available soon on the vaccine appointment scheduling page. Please visit the UMass COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic website to view the complete hours of the clinic’s operation.
As a reminder, there are now booster recommendations for all three (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Pfizer and ModernaIndividuals in the following groups are eligible to receive a booster shot at least six months after completion of their primary two dose series:
· Individuals 65 years and older· Individuals 18+ who live in long-term care settings
· Individuals 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
· Individuals 18+ who work or live in high-risk settingsJohnson & Johnson/Janssen
All individuals 18 and older are able to receive a booster shot at least two months after their J&J/Janssen vaccine: CDC recommendations also allow for mixing and matching of different COVID-19 booster doses. Eligible individuals may choose which booster vaccine they want. Some people may want the type they originally received; others may prefer to get a different booster.Following the CDC and Massachusetts Department Public Guidance, people age 18+ who work or reside in schools are eligible for booster doses six months after completion of their Pfizer or Moderna primary series.