A great number of patients at Mill City Medical have been asking about the Covid vaccine now that it has been released. We hope this will help answer some of those questions.
People age 12 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated against COVID-19. People ages 12-17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. People age 18 and older can get any vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective. You don't need an ID or insurance to get it. Visit www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine.
Currently, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, anyone ages 16 or older is now eligible for the vaccine. For more information on the different phases, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccine page.
On 2/15/21, Lowell General Hospital released a website (www.lowellgeneralvaccine.com) where you can now schedule your own appointment to help the process of getting everyone vaccinated.
On 3/12/21, Massachusetts released a pre-registration website that residents can use to put themselves on a list so that WHEN their time comes that they are eligible, they will be notified. That information can be found at VaccineSignUp.mass.gov - please note that going through this process will send you to any of the 7 state locations to receive your vaccine once it is available. You will not be able to choose that location.
Please be patient - Lowell General Hospital is doing their best to schedule everyone. If you would like to go on your own to one of the state run locations, you are able to. Please just let us know if you do get vaccinated on your own so we can keep your record up to date.
There are also plenty of other locations where you are able to schedule a vaccination appointment (CVS, Walgreens, etc.). Please refer to their websites for their registration process.
We appreciate and continue to ask for your patience as we are all working together to do our best to get as many of you scheduled as quickly as possible.
We are asking our patients to periodically check our website. When we have further information, we will pass it along by updating our website and social media accounts.
As most are aware, the rate of new COVID-19 infections are on rise across Massachusetts. Continue practicing of safe social distancing,
making only necessary trips out, and
wearing face masks in public places.
Get a seasonal influenza vaccine