After months of research and testing, we have new safe, effective tools to fight COVID-19 — vaccines. In Massachusetts, vaccines will be distributed in phases, and we encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as it is available to you.
Get Vaccinated Today
Beth Israel Lahey Health is encouraging all Massachusetts residents 12 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. So many of our patients and community members have already received the vaccine. If you’re interested in receiving your shot, we have a number of walk-in clinics located throughout Boston and eastern Massachusetts. Find a walk-in vaccination clinic location that is convenient for you.
Share Your Story & Inspire Others
There are so many reasons to get vaccinated against COVID-19…for peace of mind, to save lives, to return to the things you love.
Tell us your story – why are you choosing to get vaccinated?
Tips for Recording
- Find a quiet, well-lit location with no one behind you.
- If on a mobile device, hold your phone horizontally.
- Click Start Your Video.
- Begin with “This is my shot” then share your reason for getting vaccinated in 30 seconds or less.
- When you’re done, click Upload.
Coronavirus News & Resources
Beth Israel Lahey Health discusses COVID-19 with a wide variety of healthcare experts in this series of short videos.
Hear from Beth Israel Lahey Health patients and employees as they share their stories about COVID-19 and the vaccine.
Study led by Dan Barouch, Director of BIDMC's Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, and colleagues shows single-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides robust protection against SARS-CoV-2 variants identified in South Africa, the U.K., Brazil and California. (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, June 9, 2021)
Beth Israel Lahey Health welcomes all community members to our walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics. No insurance required. Find a location near you.
Beth Israel Lahey Health leaders share what they've learned on vaccine and health equity from the health system’s COVID-19 vaccination effort. Read their takeaways here. (Beth Israel Lahey Health, April 8, 2021)
The biotech sector seems poised to emerge from the pandemic as the city’s dominant and most visible industry. A major indication that Boston is the undisputed hub of the life sciences industry was the fact that all three COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use in the United States have ties to Boston – including much of the research underlying Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. (Boston Globe, June 15, 2021)
Brian Hollenbeck, MD of New England Baptist Hospital, explained what the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant could mean for people’s health and noted that the potential implications of it becoming the most dominant strain depends on vaccination progress at the time. (WCVB, June 14, 2021)
Experts discussed how it was possible to develop effective COVID-19 vaccines in less than a year when after decades of trying there remains no way to prevent cancer or HIV/AIDS and many other deadly diseases. Dan Barouch, MD, PhD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, said COVID-19 and the virus that causes it were simply easier targets. (USA Today, June 12, 2021)