Massachusetts Medical Society: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Massachusetts is in Phase 1 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan and is now vaccinating COVID-facing health care providers. Independent physician practices prioritized under Phase 1 can request COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate their COVID-facing staff.

Individuals currently eligible to be vaccinated can find an interactive map to find vaccination locations.

Based on early data, the COVID vaccines show promise in reducing severity of disease. It is not yet known whether the COVID-19 vaccine will reduce transmission, so current precautionary measures, mask wearing, and social distancing, will continue to be necessary including for those receiving vaccination.

A strong recommendation from their physician is an important factor in patients’ immunization. The Massachusetts Medical Society has compiled resources to help you prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine and to talk to your patients about the vaccine.

Vaccine Allocation

The state has developed a COVID-19 vaccine plan, prioritizing health care workers and particularly vulnerable populations with the goals of maximizing life preservation and supporting the state’s health care system.

COVID-19 Vaccines, Safety, and Efficacy

The COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center from the New England Journal of Medicine highlights a collection of published Covid-19 vaccine articles including the landmark trials demonstrating the safety and efficacy of two mRNA vaccines, and a practical review of vaccine-related allergic reactions.

Readying Your Practice

Talking To Your Patients About The Vaccine

A strong recommendation from their trusted physician or health care provider is an crucial factor in patients’ decisions about getting immunized.

Information For Patients

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