COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccines are open to everyone in Massachusetts 12 years of age and older.

  • Get Vaccinated!

  • City Vaccination Clinics & Events

  • Updates & Alerts

  • About the Vaccine

  • Resources & Videos

Coronavirus vaccinations are now open to everyone in Massachusetts 12 years of age and older. The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only vaccine authorized for people ages 12-17. The Pfizer vaccine is available at these sites. Vaccinations are free for everyone, no matter your immigration status or health plan. Health insurance is not required. If you need help accessing an appointing or finding a walk-in clinic, please call 311 (617-666-3311).

Here’s how to get vaccinated:

  1. Go to a walk-in site. You do not need an appointment, but you may choose to pre-register. All minors must bring a permission form signed by a parent or guardian, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Permission forms are available here.  Walk-in vaccination is available at the locations below.
    1. Local CHA Vaccine Center
    2. Mass Vaccination Walk In Sites
    3. Local Pharmacy Walk-in Sites
    4. Other Places to Look
  2.  Check with your primary care provider. CHA and Mass General Brigham have vaccine sites in Somerville. CHA patients should call the CHA vaccine hotline at  (617) 665-1995 or sign up on MyChart for an appointment.  Mass General Brigham patients can sign up on the Patient Gateway
  3. Search and sign up for an appointment anywhere in MA at vaxfinder.mass.gov or call 211 to book over the phone. 

Need assistance? Call 311 (617-666-3311). City staff are available to help those who face barriers to accessing vaccines including needing transportation or language assistance.

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Upcoming City Vaccination Clinics & Events


Date Event
Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 10:00am COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 10:00am COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 10:00am COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Past City Vaccination Clinics & Events


Date Event
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 4:00pm COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 10:00am Somerville Vaccine Day - COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 12:00pm COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 4:00pm COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 6:00pm Virtual & Call-In Panel Discussion on Keeping Our Kids Safe and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 9:00am COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 3:30pm COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 4:00pm COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 9:00am COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 3:30pm COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 7:45pm Virtual & Call-In Spanish Q&A on the COVID-19 Vaccine
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:00pm Virtual & Call-In Spanish Q&A on the COVID-19 Vaccine
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:00pm Somerville Public Library ESL Conversation Group COVID-19 Vaccine Info
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:00pm Virtual & Call-In COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Discussion
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 4:00pm Nexos Somerville Radio Show: Dr. Julia Koelher COVID-19 Vaccine
Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 10:00am COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Veterans
Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 4:00pm The Latest About COVID-19 Vaccines with Cambridge Health Alliance
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:00pm The New Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine (Portuguese)
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:00pm Latinos and Vaccines with Dr. Julia Koelher from the Boston Children’s Hospital (Spanish)
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 6:00pm COVID Vaccine Q&A for Senior Residents (Haitian Creole)
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 12:00pm COVID Vaccine Q&A for Senior Residents (Haitian Creole)
Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:00am COVID-19 Q&A for Somerville Seniors
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 7:00pm Virtual & Call-In COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Discussion
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 8:30pm Brazilian Women’s Group Discussion About the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 8:30pm Brazilian Women’s Group Conversation on the COVID-19 Vaccine, Aging, Housing, and City Services
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 9:00am Brown Bag Distribution at Cobble Hill Apartments
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 1:00pm Cambridge Health Alliance Presents “Senior to Senior: COVID Q&A with Dr. Matthew Corey
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 1:00pm Cambridge Health Alliance Presents “Senior to Senior: COVID Q&A with Dr. Matthew Corey
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 9:00am Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Jhenny Saint-Surin and Alix Simeon (Haitian Creole)

Updated 5/26/2021

  • Walk-in vaccinations available at multiple locations: You now can get a COVID-19 vaccination without having to pre-register or make an appointment. There are walk-in vaccination sites all around Somerville, and just outside it as well. Cambridge Health Alliance vaccine clinics have larger supplies of doses and can vaccinate kids ages 12-17. You DO NOT need to be a CHA patient to use these clinics. They are free and open to all. Local CVS pharmacies and the Stop & Shop on McGrath Hwy are also offering walk-in vaccines. Local Walgreens pharmacies require a brief pre-registration, but can process people quickly if they have open slots and you walk in. Here are the CHA walk-in sites:
    • CHA Somerville Vaccine Center at 176 Somerville Avenue in Somerville, Mon.- Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Tufts University Gantcher Center at 161 College Ave. in Medford, Wed-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Encore Boston Harbor at 1 Broadway Center in Everett, Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Parental/Guardian consent required for children age 12-17: Individuals younger than 18 will need parental or guardian consent to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. A parent or guardian can either accompany a minor age 16 or 17 to their vaccine appointment, or fill out a consent form that the minor can then bring with them to the appointment. Consent forms in multiple languages are available at the State’s website. Parents MUST accompany children ages 12-15 to their vaccine appointments.
  • Make sure to get your second dose: Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses to provide maximum protection against the COVID-19 virus. The Pfizer vaccine requires a three-week interval between shots while the Moderna vaccine requires a four-week interval. It is quite common for vaccines to require more than one dose to convey maximum effectiveness. Not everyone gets the same level of immunity from their first dose and the second dose conveys a significantly increased degree of protection. Learn more.

Updated 5/17/2021

Residents age 12 and up are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Please note that only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for minors. Anyone under 18 getting a vaccine will need parent or guardian permission. Visit mass.gov/vaccine for more information.

Many vaccine sites, including the CHA site at 176 Somerville Ave. and the Gantcher Center at 161 College Ave. in Medford now accept walk-ins. You can also visit vaxfinder.mass.gov to find other walk-in sites or to schedule an appointment.

The City of Somerville is also available to help those who face barriers to accessing vaccines including needing transportation or language assistance. If you are currently eligible to receive a vaccine and need help accessing a vaccine, please call 311.


Updated 5/5/2021

As part of a new regional vaccine collaborative launched by Cambridge Health Alliance, Tufts University, and nine communities including Somerville, new COVID-19 vaccination sites are now open or will open as early as next week:

  • Open Now: Tufts University Gantcher Center, 161 College Ave in Medford
  • Open Now: Encore Boston Harbor, 1 Broadway Center in Everett
  • Open Soon: CHA Somerville (next to Target), 176 Somerville Ave in Somerville

You can sign up for an appointment at these sites here: home.color.com/vaccine/register/metronorth or by calling 211. If you need assistance making an appointment, or with transportation to a vaccine appointment, please call 311 (617-666-3311).


Updated 4/19/2021

If you are eligible, you can seek an appointment right away at mass.gov/vaccine or call 211 for assistance booking. You can search for the vaccine sites and appointment availability statewide at vaxfinder.mass.gov. Keep in mind that phone wait times may be long, so please be patient.

Check with your medical provider to find out if they are offering the vaccine. Some hospitals, health centers, and medical providers are vaccinating patients.

If you need additional help, let us know. City staff are available to help those who face barriers to accessing vaccines including needing transportation or language assistance. If you are currently eligible to receive a vaccine and need help accessing the vaccine, please call 311 at 617-666-3311.


Updated 4/5/2021

As of Monday, April 5, 2021, the following groups are eligible to receive the vaccine:

The Massachusetts Department of Health (DPH) has also announced the dates that additional phases will be eligible for the vaccine:

  • Monday, April 19: All people age 16 or older will be eligible. 
  • Please see mass.gov/vaccine for a full list of individuals currently eligible to be vaccinated.

You can also check your eligibility at mass.gov/vaccine.This schedule is subject to change.


Updated 4/2/2021

Updated Information on Eligibility - Cities of Somerville and Revere Announce COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Veterans, April 3

The City of Somerville Office of Veterans’ Services, in partnership with the Revere Office of Veterans’ Services and the VA Boston Healthcare System, have announced a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Veterans of all ages. The clinic will take place on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Beachmont Post 6712 located at 150 Bennington Street, Revere, MA 02151. 

Due to the recent passage of the SAVE LIVES ACT VA Boston will now be able to vaccinate the spouses of Veterans, caregivers, CHAMPVA recipients, and Veterans who are not enrolled in the VA Healthcare System. Vaccines will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and no registration or sign-up is required.

“It was imperative that we create a multi-faceted strategy to reach the Veterans population by bringing vaccinations directly into impacted communities and offering an exclusive COVID-19 clinic for Veterans of all ages,” said Somerville Director of Veterans’ Services Ted Louis-Jacques. “This partnership is indicative of the fundamental changes that can happen when you provide access, break down barriers, and close equity gaps for the people who need it most.”
Marc Silvestri, Director of Veterans Services for the City of Revere, added, “I know first hand how challenging the last year has been, but now with the vaccine, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am proud to be working in collaboration with the VA Boston and VFW post 6712 in Beachmont to bring a vaccination clinic to Revere. We have been working diligently to make this happen, and it’s an honor to work together in vaccinating our Veterans. As leaders and trusted members of the community, we need to lead by example and get vaccinated. I am excited for April 3rd and hope to see you there!”

The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine will be offered at the clinic. Individuals who receive the Moderna vaccine will be scheduled to receive the second dose on May 1, 2021. A second dose is not needed for the Janssen vaccine. 

For further details or questions, contact Ted Louis-Jacques, City of Somerville Director of Veterans’ Services at [email protected]. The City of Somerville is also available to help those who face barriers to accessing vaccines including needing transportation or language assistance. If you are currently eligible to receive a vaccine and need help accessing the vaccine, please call 311 (617-666-3311).


Updated 3/19/2021

Full Vaccine Schedule Released; People 60+ and Some Workers Eligible 3/22

  • The State announced when all remaining groups will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Monday, March 22: People age 60 or older and certain workers will be eligible. Eligible workers include those in restaurants and cafes, food service, retail, grocery and convenience stores, transportation, housekeepers, and more. See the full list here.
    • Monday, April 5: People age 55 or older and people with one certain medical condition will be eligible. See the full list of medical conditions here.
    • Monday, April 19: People age 16 or older will be eligible.
    • Please see mass.gov/vaccine for a full list of individuals currently eligible to be vaccinated.

To book an appointment at a State site, visit mass.gov/vaccine or call 211. You can search for the vaccine sites and appointment availability statewide at vaxfinder.mass.gov. Keep in mind that phone wait times may be long, so please be patient. 

  • Anyone accompanying someone 75 or older to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment at State sites are also eligible to get vaccinated. Anyone accompanying a senior to their vaccine appointment must have an appointment scheduled at the same site, on the same day, as the senior they are accompanying. To check eligibility and make an appointment at a State site, visit mass.gov/vaccine or or call 211. Keep in mind that phone wait times may be long, so please be patient.
  • The City of Somerville is also available to help those who face barriers to accessing vaccines including needing transportation or language assistance. If you are currently eligible to receive a vaccine and need help accessing the vaccine, please call 311.
  • How to get the latest vaccine information: Vaccination information is changing quickly. We’re going to keep sending out these weekly emails, which will include vaccine information, but if you want the latest news and information on appointment availability, here’s where to look:
    • The State’s website: The State’s COVID vaccine website is updated often with statewide information.To find out when and where you can get vaccinated, visit mass.gov/covidvaccine. You can search for the vaccine sites and appointment availability statewide at vaxfinder.mass.gov
    • The City of Somerville website: Visit somervillema.gov/covidvaccine (this page) for vaccine updates, info sessions, and FAQs.
    • Call the Vaccine Info Line: The City of Somerville has launched phone lines that residents can call to listen to recorded updates on COVID-19 vaccine information. Call one of the lines below to listen to the latest update in your language:
  • You can sign up to receive occasional phone calls updating you on the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, including where and how to get a vaccine. To subscribe, please visit somervillema.gov/covidvaccine, and select “Sign Up to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Information and City Alerts” on this page, or call 311. If you are already signed up to receive email and text notifications through the City’s alert system you will also get this information. Again, this for people who would prefer to get vaccine updates via phone call.

Your primary care physician or health provider may also have guidance for you about when and how to get the vaccine, and opportunities to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more in-depth answers to your questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions.

As of Monday, May 10, 2021, coronavirus vaccinations are open to everyone in Massachusetts 12 years of age and older.

Coronavirus vaccinations are now open to everyone in Massachusetts 12 years of age and older. The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only vaccine authorized for people ages 12-17. The Pfizer vaccine is available at these sites. Vaccinations are free for everyone, no matter your immigration status or health plan. Health insurance is not required. If you need help accessing an appointing or finding a walk-in clinic, please call 311 (617-666-3311).

Here’s how to get vaccinated:

  1. Go to a walk-in site. You do not need an appointment, but you may choose to pre-register. All minors must bring a permission form signed by a parent or guardian, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Permission forms are available here.  Walk-in vaccination is available at the locations below.
    1. Local CHA Vaccine Center
    2. Mass Vaccination Walk In Sites
    3. Local Pharmacy Walk-in Sites
    4. Other Places to Look
  2.  Check with your primary care provider. CHA and Mass General Brigham have vaccine sites in Somerville. CHA patients should call the CHA vaccine hotline at  (617) 665-1995 or sign up on MyChart for an appointment.  Mass General Brigham patients can sign up on the Patient Gateway
  3. Search and sign up for an appointment anywhere in MA at vaxfinder.mass.gov or call 211 to book over the phone. 

Need assistance? Call 311 (617-666-3311). City staff are available to help those who face barriers to accessing vaccines including needing transportation or language assistance.

Stay informed about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Somerville by signing up for vaccine alerts. Through the alert system, the City of Somerville will notify residents when, where, and how to get vaccinated according to the vaccine phases determined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. You can also stay informed by checking this website (somervillema.gov/covidvaccine) and mass.gov/vaccine.

You can learn more about the vaccine by visiting the “Videos and Resources” tab to hear from local health care experts discussing common questions and concerns about the vaccine.

How to get the latest vaccine information:

  • Vaccination information is changing quickly. If you want the latest news and information on appointment availability, here’s where to look:
  • Sign up to receive occasional phone calls updating you on the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, including where and how to get a vaccine. To subscribe, visit somervillema.gov/covidvaccine, and select “Sign Up to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Information and City Alerts”, or call 311. If you are already signed up to receive email and text notifications through the City’s alert system you will also get this information. Again, this for people who would prefer to get vaccine updates via phone call.

Your primary care physician or health provider may also have guidance for you about when and how to get the vaccine, and opportunities to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Resources

Videos

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine from local health care professionals and hear from the experiences of Somerville community members who have been vaccinated. You can view all videos on the Somerville GovTV YouTube Channel.

Weekly updates on state and local vaccine news including changes to the state rollout plan, the progress of vaccination statewide, and policy updates.

City of Somerville COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A
April 14, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A hosted by the Somerville Health and Human Services Department and the Cambridge Health Alliance.

Vax Facts: MassSupport Hosts the Experts
March 11, 2021
A webinar with MassSupport and local health care experts about COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, safety, and side effects; virus variants; and what all that means in terms of an end to the pandemic.

Getting to Yes! Cambridge Health Alliance Discussion About the COVID 19 Vaccine
March 1, 2021
CHA employees and a pastor host an honest discussion about COVID-19 vaccines, where they got information to help them make decisions about getting vaccinated, and how they overcame their hesitancy to get vaccinated.

Greater Than Covid: Hello Black America! with W. Kamau Bell & Black Health Care Workers
THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us kicks off with an open and honest conversation between W. Kamau Bell and Black doctors, nurses and researchers that gets to the heart of Black people’s questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. More resources available here.

COVID Vaccine Q&A
February 22, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A hosted by the Somerville Public Library with Dr. Kathe Miller and Mary Cassesso from Cambridge Health Alliance, and Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Somerville, Doug Kress.This video is also available on the City of Somerville Facebook.

Podcast: Should I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? How Safe Is It?
February 7, 2021
The COTI Show hosted by Clarence Ismey speaks with guests Ted Louis Jacques, Director of the Veteran Affairs for the City of Somerville, Sonny Ribourg, physician Assistant at the Cambridge Health Alliance, and Steph Aman, community liaison for the City of Somerville. Listen to the conversation about the COVID-19 Vaccine and what is being done to protect the local community. This episode was made in collaboration with the City of Somerville Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Pregnancy and Getting Vaccinated -- What Are You Recommending to Your Patients?
February 5, 2021
Cambridge Health Alliance Family Medicine doctor Julia Randall, MD shares what she's telling her pregnant and breastfeeding patients about getting vaccinated. See Dr. Randall’s ther videos on this topic:
     -What are the risks of getting vaccinated while pregnant?
     -Should I get the COVID vaccine while I'm breastfeeding?
     -Do COVID vaccines cause infertility?
     -Being pregnant and getting COVID vaccine
     -Getting the COVID vaccination while pregnant

Senior Circuit: COVID-19 Update
January 25, 2021
A discussion with Council on Aging Director, Ashley Speliotis and Dr. Ken Gerweck, MD of Cambridge Health Alliance 

Spanish COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A (Spanish)
April 21, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A in Spanish hosted by the Somerville Office of Immigrant Affairs, Somerville Public Schools, The Welcome Project, and Cambridge Health Alliance.

Nexos Somerville: The COVID-19 Vaccines and the Latino Community
April 14, 2021
On Nexos Somerville show on Radio Jornalera, Irma Flores (Office of Immigrant Affairs Spanish Community Liaison) and Dr. Julia Koelher (Boston Children’s Hospital) discuss the COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccination in the Latino Community
April 6, 2021
Conversation about the COVID-19 vaccination with Irma Flores (Office of Immigrant Affairs Spanish Community Liaison), Teresa Martines (Enroot Director), and Dr. Julia Koelher (Boston Children’s Hospital).

Public Forum: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Essential Workers
March 31, 2021
Conversation about the COVID-19 Vaccine with MassCOSH, Agencia ALPHA, and the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing.

Preguntas y Respuestas Sobre Vacunas (Spanish)
Cambridge Health Alliance is working to ensure that all patients can be vaccinated.

Vacuna Contra el COVID-19: Mitos y Verdades with the City of Somerville and CHA (Spanish)
January 19, 2021
An interview with Dr. Kris Meisinger (Cambridge Health Alliance) and Irma Flores (Office of Immigrant Affairs Spanish Community Liaison)

COVID-19 Mito y Dato (Ingrid Gamez, CHA Multicultural Affairs and Patient Services Supervisor)
February 23, 2021
Myth: If you had COVID-19, you don’t need to get vaccinated.
Fact: Even if you have had COVID-19, you should get vaccinated. It is not known for how long a person is protected after recovering from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Mito y Dato (Leda Orians, CHA Medical Interpreter)
February 23, 2021
Myth: The COVID-19 vaccines were developed very quickly, so we don’t know if they are safe.
Fact: The COVID-19 vaccines went through extensive clinical trials with more than 70,000 participants. The results were reviewed by an independent group of experts before the vaccine was approved by the FDA. The COVID-19 vaccine is as safe as other vaccines, such as the vaccine for measles.  The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. 

Who Has Questions about the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine? (Portuguese)
April 14, 2021
A live question and answer about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and the risk of blood clots with Dr. Kris Meisinger (Cambridge Health Alliance), Adriana Fernandes (Office of Immigrant Affairs Portuguese Community Liaison), and Liliane Paiva (The Brazilian Times).

The New Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine (Portuguese)
March 3, 2021
A live question and answer about the new COVID-19 vaccine with Dr. Kris Meisinger (Cambridge Health Alliance), Adriana Fernandes (Office of Immigrant Affairs Portuguese Community Liaison), and Liliane Paiva (The Brazilian Times).

Dr. Kris from CHA Takes the Second Shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine (Portuguese)
February 19, 2021
In this video,  Liliane Paiva of the Brazilian Times interviews Dr. Kris of the Cambridge Health Alliance, right after receiving the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19.

Quem Tem Dúvidas Sobre a Vacina Contra COVID 19? (Portuguese)
January 28, 2021
A discussion with Dr. Kris Meisinger (Cambridge Health Alliance), Adriana Fernandes (Office of Immigrant Affairs Portuguese Community Liaison), and Liliane Paiva (The Brazilian Times)

The Brazilian Women’s Group conversation on the COVID-19 Vaccine, Aging, Housing, and City Services (Portuguese).
January 28, 2021
The Brazilian Women’s Group, Adriana Fernandes (Somerville Office of Immigrant Affairs Portuguese Liaison), Jamila Xible (Cambridge Health Alliance), and Somerville residents discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, aging, housing, and other city services. 

Enfòmasyon sou Vaksen Kowonaviris la. Dezyèm Pati. (Haitian Creole)
Dr. Malou Jean Baptiste tells us about the body's defense system and the composition of the vaccine, and how the vaccine works to fight the coronavirus.

Enfomasyon Sou Kowonaviris La (Haitian Creole)
February 3, 2021
Dr. Malou Jean Baptiste speaks with Jhenny Saint-Surin (Somerville Office of Immigrant Affairs Haitan Creole Liaison) about the coronavirus vaccine, what it is, how the vaccine is made, and many other details about the pandemic.

Podcast: Èske mwen ta dwe pran vaksen Covid-19 la? Èske vaksen an san danje? (Haitian Creole)
February 18, 2021
The COTI Show hosted by Clarence Ismey speaks with guests Sonnly Ribourg (Physician Assistant at the Cambridge Health Alliance) and Jhenny St. Surin (Somerville Office of Immigrant Affairs Haitan Creole Liaison). Listen to the conversation about the COVID-19 Vaccine and what is being done to protect the local community. This episode was made in collaboration with the City of Somerville Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Zanmi m yo, ran vaksen an, silvouplè!
February 17, 2021
Poet and Cambridge Health Alliance Haitian Creole Medical Interpreter, Eddy Toussaint, shares his vaccine experience.

Yo te teste vaksen COVID-19 sa yo sou plis pas 70,000 ameriken
February 17, 2021
Nadiege Mamousette, CHA Haitian Creole Medical Interpreter

COVID 19 Mit Vaksen An
February 12, 2021
Nagela Bonnet, CHA Multicultural Affairs and Patient Services Supervisor

कोभिड-१९ खोपहरु  (Nepali)
February 2, 2021
A discussion with Parashu Ram Phuyal (Somerville Office of Immigrant Affairs Nepali Liaison) and healthcare professions including: Ruja Sharma, RN, BSN (School Nurse at the Argenziano), Shrijana Karki Thapaliya Medical Assistant (Cambridge Health Alliance), Dr. Ashok Devkota, MD (Rhode Island Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University), Dr. Prajeena Mainali, D.O. (Fall River Primary Care), Dipendra Pokharel Emergency Department, PCS, (Mass General Hospital), Manikala Rai (Cambridge Health Alliance), and Tek Narayan Yadav (Cambridge Health Alliance).

"I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine": Play Video Playlist

Ted Louis-Jacques, Director of Veterans' Services
February 2, 2021
Director of Veterans' Services, Ted Louis-Jacques, got his COVID vaccine and tells other veterans, when able, to get one as well.

Sandra de Carvalho, Cobble Hill Resident (Portuguese)
February 7, 2021
Sandra de Carvalho, Cobble Hill resident, received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, February 5th.

Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, from Massachusetts General Hospital
January 19, 2021
Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, MGH/MGPO Senior Vice President for Equity and Community Health, takes viewers step-by-step as he receives the first dose of his COVID-19 vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

My COVID-19 Vaccination Story: Dr. Burnett-Bowie|
January 12, 2021
Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie MD, MPH, shares her experience after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Burnett-Bowie is a clinical investigator in the Mass General Endocrine Unit, associate director of the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and director of Multicultural Affairs for the Department of Medicine.

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is free, and open to all people 12 years or older, regardless of immigration status or health insurance. Identification is not required. 

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is free, and open to all people 12 years or older, regardless of immigration status or health insurance. Identification is not required. 

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is free, and open to all people 12 years or older, regardless of immigration status or health insurance. Identification is not required.