COVID-19 Vaccine Information

page LAST UPDATEDJuly 21, 2021 

Free covid-19 vaccinations at project beacon covid-19 testing site in Framingham

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  • Where: Framingham State University, Maple Street Parking Lot
  • When:
    • Sundays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Mondays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (beginning July 16) 
  • Vaccine Type: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Health insurance and photo ID is not required
  • Vaccination Provider: CIC Health and Cataldo Ambulance Service
  • For questions, please call (888) 623-3830 or email vaccine-support@cic-health.com

FREE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AT the City's Public Health Nursing Clinic, 113 Concord Street (Diagonally from City Hall)

  • Where: City of Framingham Public Health Nursing Clinic, 113 Concord Street
  • When:
    • Mornings:
      • Monday - Friday: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    • Evenings:

      • Tuesday-Thursday: 5-7 p.m.
  • Vaccine Type: Pfizer (limited supply), Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna
  • Appointments are not required
  • Health insurance and photo ID is not required
  • For questions, please call (508) 532-5472, or email Kitty Mahoney, kcm@framinghamma.gov.
  • Face coverings/masks are required to be worn at all times in the clinic. Face coverings/masks will be available for visitors.  

City of Framingham
Vaccine overview

information as of: July 21, 2021

Residents with at least One Dose of COVID-19 vaccine

5,778

Residents fully vaccinated

48,441


View the Framingham Equity Vaccination Report, Friday,  July 16 , from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Here.


Community Hour, March 16:
Targetted Vaccine Efforts in Framingham


COMMUNITY HOUR, FEBRUARY 16:
BUILDING TRUST OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE AMONG UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES 


The City of Framingham is one of twenty communities designated by the State as an “equity city” for vaccine distribution. The City will receive assistance from State distributing the vaccine to those disproportionately affected by the virus.

CITY OF FRAMINGHAM equity initiative since March 24

Totals last updated: Wednesday, July 21

Total Moderna, Pfizer, and Jannsen* vaccinations administered under the equity initiative

5,718


*As of Monday, April 26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the recommended pause on the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

What does this mean for Framingham?

Framingham is eligible to order vaccine weekly to vaccinate those in Phases I and II eligible populations in communities that have been historically under-resourced and may have barriers seeking or receiving the vaccine, such as:

  • Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Latinx residents
  • Residents who do not speak English, or who prefer to speak in another language
  • Residents who do not have access to public transportation or who have barriers getting to a vaccination site
  • Residents with disabilities and others who have access and functional needs

I am a homebound/functionally disabled Framingham resident eligible to receive a vaccine but I am unable to get to a vaccine clinic. can I sign up for a home visit?

Please call the City's Public Health Nursing Office at 508-532-5667. Leave your name, phone number, and address, and someone will return your call within 24 hours. 

WHO IS currently ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

The City of Framingham is following the vaccine distribution timeline created by the Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  

Currently, all Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 priority groups are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

FREQUENTLY ASKED covid-19 vaccine questions 

I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE, AND I NEED ASSISTANCE SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT. WHO CAN I CALL FOR HELP?

Call the Massachusetts vaccine scheduling resource line at 2-1-1. The Resource Line will assist with scheduling Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in English and Spanish. Translators will be available to support residents in approximately 100 additional languages. Individuals eligible for a vaccine will be able to speak to a representative live on the phone to assist them with an appointment through the State's online system. These representatives have the same access to appointments as on the public website; it will not give individuals preference to appointments. If no appointments are available, callers will have the option to be placed on a call back list for the mass vaccination sites. The caller will receive a call back when an appointment becomes available at a mass vaccination site, and the list will be called on a first-come, first-served basis. The Scheduling Resource Line is currently only for individuals eligible for a vaccine who cannot use or have difficulty accessing the internet and cannot schedule an appointment through the online platform. The call takers can only support individuals with scheduling an appointment, and representatives cannot answer general questions about COVID-19 or provide individual health care advice.

I AM INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT a Future FRAMINGHAM COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC. DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?

To volunteer, please apply for the Framingham Medical Reserves Corps. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers committed to improving their communities' health, safety, and resiliency. Volunteers include individuals with medical and nonmedical backgrounds. Volunteer process information for Framingham's Medical Reserve Corps is available here.

Where Can I get a  COVID-19 VACCINE? 

Numerous vaccine sites are located throughout the Commonwealth. Below is a map that lists vaccination sites by their geographical location. Additional information, including eligibility, how to make an appointment, hours and days of operation, and more, is accessible on the map below or available here.

Learn how to prepare for your vaccine appointment here.

  • Red star: Mass Vaccination Sites (high volume, large venue sites)
  • Green star: General Vaccination Sites (healthcare locations)
  • Blue star: General Vaccination Sites (pharmacy/grocery locations)
  • Yellow star: Local Vaccination Sites (open to select cities/towns)

AM I REQUIRED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

No. Now that more vaccine is available, some vaccination sites are accepting walk-ins. Please reference vaccination site information on the State's website for appointment information/requirements.

What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

People are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or a single dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine more than 14 days ago. Please Note: This guidance does not apply to fully vaccinated individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19. 

Now that I am fully vaccinated, can I still get COVID-19?

While vaccines are highly effective there is still a chance you can get COVID-19 even after you get the vaccine. If you develop respiratory symptoms like runny nose, cough, or loss of sense of smell or taste, these are not side effects of the vaccine and you should consider getting tested for COVID-19 or talk to your healthcare provider. Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others. You may wish to check with your employer about how this will impact your work.

I AM fully vaccinated. Do I have to follow the covid-19 Travel Advisory?

The Travel Advisory for all visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival does not apply to people who are fully vaccinated. However, if you are fully vaccinated, and you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or you were in close contact with a positive case, you should isolate yourself from others and contact your healthcare provider or seek testing. 

Should I be following guidance or protocols once I am fully vaccinated?

Reference guidance information from the MDPH for people who are fully vaccinated again COVID-19 here

DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

Visit the State's website for answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine here