BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration announced additional state-sponsored COVID-19 booster locations in Springfield and Lowell. Eligible residents will be able to visit these booster-clinic sites to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster. Massachusetts residents are able to receive Pfizer COVID-19 boosters at more than 460 locations, including more than 450 retail pharmacies.
The Springfield booster clinic at 1 Federal St. has capacity to administer 300 Pfizer boosters daily and can ramp up to capacity for 1,000 boosters daily in response to demand by next week. Appointments can be booked by visiting www.vaxfinder.ma.gov, with walk-ins also accepted. Language translation services will be available on site. Cataldo Ambulance serves as the provider.
The COVID-19 vaccine booster is free, and ID and insurance are not required to receive a booster.
Pfizer COVID-19 Booster shots are now available to individuals age 65 and older, individuals ages 18 to 64 at risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions as defined by the CDC, and individuals ages 18 to 64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 because of occupational or institutional settings.
Additional state-sponsored Pfizer booster sites are under development.
Individuals who are unable to use VaxFinder or have difficulty accessing the internet can reach the COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) by calling 211 and following the prompts available for assistance. The COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line is available in English and Spanish and has translators available in approximately 100 additional languages.