After months of research and testing, we have new safe, effective tools to fight COVID-19 — vaccines. In Massachusetts, all residents 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine, and we encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as you are able.
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, visit the state’s searchable directory of vaccine clinics or find out if there is a BILH vaccine clinic near you. If you have questions about the vaccine, please visit our FAQs section or ask us a question and we’ll have one of our providers get back to 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.
The CDC and FDA are now recommending a third dose of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised people. Get answers to your questions about this new development here.
Beth Israel Lahey Health welcomes all community members to our walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics. No insurance required. Find a location near you.
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 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 FDA staff declined to take a stance on whether to back booster shots of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, saying U.S. regulators haven’t verified all the available data. Dan Barouch, MD, PhD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said there is currently not a consensus in the biomedical community on boosters for the general public and with experts on both sides of the debate, it’ll be interesting to see where the debate goes. (CNBC, September 15, 2021)
A spokesperson for the city of Cambridge discussed how police officers in the city are not required to be vaccinated, yet the city has had strong vaccination rates. In part, thanks to an officer who also serves as a part-time nurse at Mount Auburn Hospital and was an instrumental internal resource in the early stages making himself available to address any questions and concerns. (Boston Globe, September 14, 2021)