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.
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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.
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)
Massachusetts has a 3-phase COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. Learn more about when you will be eligible to get vaccinated.
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.
Massachusetts epidemiology and infectious disease experts suggested newer variants may be more transmissible and could be better able to resist COVID-19 immunity from the vaccines or a natural infection. Dan Barouch, MD, PhD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center noted many of these variants show enhanced transmission and, in some studies, enhanced disease, during his remarks at a state legislative hearing on Tuesday. (WBUR, April 14, 2021)
A late-stage trial found that Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody, which is currently cleared for use for high-risk people who have the disease but aren’t hospitalized, reduced the risk of symptomatic infections in individuals living with someone infected by 81 percent. Dan Barouch, MD, PhD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a co-principal investigator of the trial and noted the results are highly encouraging and that the treatment could be particularly useful in places such as nursing homes where residents might be exposed to someone infected with COVID-19 while waiting to get vaccinated. (Boston Globe, April 12, 2021)
Robin Colgrove, MD of Mount Auburn Hospital discussed the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and shared a message for Massachusetts residents who remain hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, encouraging people who want to help the most vulnerable people in our population to get the vaccine. (WCVB Channel 5, April 12, 2021)