Clinic consultation

Boosters for ages 5+ and 2nd Boosters for groups recommended

Above: Now that Boosters are recommended for ages 5-11 and 2nd Boosters are recommended for certain more vulnerable age groups, Southborough and Northborough Health Services are teaming up to run more Booster clinics. (image of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines cropped from Wikimedia Commons)

Southborough and Northborough Public Health Services are teaming up again for a Covid vaccination clinic. Next week’s clinic should meet needs based on recently updated CDC recommendations:

On May 19, the CDC expanded eligibility for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone age 5 and older. The CDC now recommends that children ages 5 to 11 receive a booster shot 5 months after their first round of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations. Additionally, the CDC has strengthened its recommendation that immunocompromised people 12 and older and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after the first. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility, visit www.mass.gov/vaccine or speak with your doctor.

The clinic will take place in Northborough. The 1st reminder shots will be available not just for 5-11 year olds, but for anyone fully vaccinated but not boosted (if enough months have passed since they were vaccinated). 2nd booster photo shoots will also be available for eligible groups.

Below are the rest of the details provided. (At the bottom there is also information on the treatment of residents who test positive for Covid):

Northborough and Southborough Health Services have just released the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster appointments for people aged 5 and over. Make sure you register via the correct link per product. Pre-registration is required. The clinics are open to the public. Please enter your insurance information when registering online. You will be asked to provide the date and brand of your most recent dose when you register.

  • Date: Thursday, June 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Northborough Senior Center (119 Bearfoot Rd, Northborough, MA 01532)
  • Registration links by brand and age
  • Details:
    • Pre-registration is required. You will receive a confirmation email once registered.
    • Please enter your insurance information when registering online. You will not pay any fees or co-payments. Uninsured accepted.
    • Wear short sleeves. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card (if available).
    • If you are registering for a first dose appointment, please contact Southborough Health Unit for assistance with registration. The above link is for reminder and second dose appointments only.
    • If a minor (under 18) is not accompanied by a parent/guardian to the clinic, we require a signed consent form. [click here]. If a parent/guardian is present, this form is NOT required.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please do so through your confirmation email link from Color. If you need help, please contact your local health board.*

What if I don’t know when I received my last injection of the COVID-19 vaccine?

To find out when you are eligible for a booster dose, you should check your CDC vaccination record for the date of your second COVID-19 vaccination. If you don’t have your vaccination card, contact your primary care provider or the retail pharmacy where you were first vaccinated. You may also be able to obtain a record of vaccinations given in Massachusetts at www.mass.gov/myvaxrecord.

NEW: Free telehealth for COVID-19 treatment with Paxlovid available. Telehealth is a quick and easy way to see if Paxlovid, an oral COVID-19 treatment pill, is right for you. If so, we’ll arrange pick-up at your local pharmacy or free next-day delivery (if the prescription is written before 5 p.m., Monday-Friday). This is a new service provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click here for more information and to access your telehealth visit.

* The Southborough Covid 19 page also includes:

We continue to encourage residents to get vaccinated. The vaccine is free for all; you don’t need insurance or ID to be eligible, and there are plenty of walk-in sites available. If you are interested in a vaccine, you can find a location near you through this website: COVID-19 Vaccination Locations | Mass.gov . You can also contact the Southborough Board of Health at 508-281-8983 for help scheduling an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine.

If you think you need a home vaccination, please contact the Central Home Immunization Intake Line at (833) 983-0485. If you have questions about eligibility for a home vaccination, you can call the Board of Health or click here. Anyone who cannot get to a vaccination site is potentially eligible for home vaccination.