Massachusetts Medical Society: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

**Read the April 14, 2021 Massachusetts Department of Public Health Clinical Alert on Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia after Receipt of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine**

Massachusetts has started to vaccinate against COVID-19 and will continue to expand eligibility, but vaccine supply is limited.

Learn about the three phases of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 vaccination prioritization plan, its groups, and distribution timeline.

Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Finder enables residents to search for a vaccination location and view appointment availability before scheduling.

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.

  • Novel Coronavirus Reports contains the latest scientific information on COVID-19 from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

  • Information on vaccine efficacy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System for members of the public to report adverse events after any vaccination to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vaccine Information for Physician Practices

Talking To Your Patients About The Vaccine

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

Information For Patients

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