The state announced its plans to open eligibility of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents 65 and older, effective February 18th. To absorb the additional number of eligible individuals needing the vaccine, the state also announced its plans to ensure the vaccine will reach eligible residents in an efficient and equitable manner. As such, vaccines will be distributed through mass vaccination sites, 20 of the hardest-hit communities in Massachusetts, and retail locations (such as pharmacies). Local Health Departments will not be receiving additional vaccine doses.
Weston will have enough vaccine to follow-up with the second dose for those residents who have received the vaccine in Weston but will not be holding additional clinics for first-time recipients. If you registered for a clinic in Weston but did not receive your first dose in town, you will need to book an appointment through the state's vaxfinder.mass.gov site or by calling 211. Weston's Board of Health is working with the Council on Aging to ensure the needs of our most vulnerable residents are met.
Vaccine Clinic Locations
Visit Mass.gov/CovidVaccine to find additional information on eligibility, which is currently 65 and older. The state has set up an online Vaccine Locator tool to help eligible individuals find appointments. See also:
- Mass General Hospital
- Newton Wellesley Hospital
- CVS Pharmacies (select locations)
- MACovidVaccines.com - an independent website showing available appointments in the area
Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Phone Line
- Call 211
- Assistance is available in English and Spanish with translators to support 100 additional languages
- Individuals ages 75 and older can speak to a representative on the phone to assist them with an appointment through the state's public website
- If no appointments are available, callers can be placed on a call-back list for a mass vaccination site. Call backs are on a first-come, first-served basis
Caregiver/Companion Vaccine Eligibility
As of February 11, an individual who accompanies a person age 75 or older to a mass vaccination site will be eligible to receive a vaccine, as well, provided they also have an appointment booked for the same day and location. View the state's website for details on companion vaccinations.
Find the weekly dashboard of testing and positive case numbers for Weston, updated weekly on Fridays.
Find information on COVID-19 vaccine clinics offered by the Commonwealth. Weston's Board of Health will not be receiving vaccine from the state to hold any local clinics.
The application of the COVID-19 vaccine is determined at the state level and is broken down into three phases. Find the current eligibility and resources to the state's phasing plan.
Find local and state-wide testing locations.
Find health and human resources, as well as additional information during this ongoing public health emergency
Find links to mental, health, and human resources for individuals impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
Find the typical services offered by Weston's Health Department
News Announcements: Stay Informed
There is understandably a lot of questions and anxiety associated with the virus and the administration of the vaccine. If you have not done so already, be sure to subscribe to Public Safety News or Latest Town News email/text notifications at WestonMA.gov/StayInformed (don't forget to confirm your email/phone number).
Please share the COVID-19 Information Phoneline with residents without computer access: 781-786-6299. This will be updated weekly.