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.
Take Your Shot to 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.
This is your shot. Tell us what it’s for.
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.
Massachusetts has a 3-phase COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. Learn more about when you will be eligible to get vaccinated.
BIDMC physician-researchers led a study showing no significant differences in COVID-19 case rates between Massachusetts K-12 districts that implemented 3-feet versus 6-feet of physical distancing. Learn more about this study. (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, March 11, 2021)
Emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine candidate could help speed deployment of COVID-19 vaccines. (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, February 27, 2021)
Most COVID-19 vaccine reactions are similar to those of the flu shot. Learn more about the possible side effects and find answers to questions on allergies and fertility.
To distribute COVID-19 vaccines equitably and efficiently, Beth Israel Lahey Health has developed new strategies to organize and successfully vaccinate more than 14,000 patients a week across Eastern Massachusetts. In an Insight article published in JAMA Health Forum, Leonor Fernandez, MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Peter Shorett, MPP of Beth Israel Lahey Health, identified five key lessons about health equity that have emerged from BILH’s vaccination campaign for the health system’s approximately 1.6 million patients. (Becker’s Hospital Review, April 9, 2021)
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)