As of now, everyone age 12+ who lives, works, or studies in MA is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine! The COVID-19 Vaccine is free and one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick from COVID-19.
- Search for vaccination locations (CVS now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments in MA)
- Vaccinations for people aged 12-17
- Vaccinations for Homebound Individuals (Now avail to all eligible residents who are unable to get to a vaccination site. Call (833) 983-0485 to schedule an appointment)
- Learn more about the vaccine
- For help scheduling a COVID vaccine, please call: 781-314-3314
Please continue to follow health and safety guidelines until you are FULLY vaccinated and make sure to continue getting tested if you feel you meet the symptoms.
Testing is available to all MA residents - Testing is not restricted to residents of the cities where sites are located.
*For additional data on COVID-19 in MA, please see here
*For additional data on COVID-19 vaccinations in MA, please see here
- See Waltham Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard
- See here for Brandeis University COVID-19 Dashboard or here for Bentley University COVID-19 Dashboard
- 9/27/21: Baker-Polito Administration Provides Update on Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Availability - the Pfizer COVID-19 Booster is now available to individuals 65 years of age and older, individuals 18-64 years of age at risk for severe COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions, and individuals 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 because of occupational or institutional settings who have previously received the Pfizer vaccine
- 9/15/21: The decision regarding a potential mask mandate in Waltham has been tabled to the next meeting of the Board of Health on Wednesday, September 29th. See more
- 5/17/21: Effective May 29th, 2021, all remaining COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limitations will be lifted and the MA mask order will be rescinded! Businesses can choose to set their own requirements for masks and vaccinations. Please respect any rules set in place. It is strongly advised that you continue to wear your mask and follow all health and safety guidelines until you are fully vaccinated. Face-Covering Requirements will remain in Certain Locations, such as public transportation, Inside K-12 public schools, Inside Childcare Programs, In Health Care Facilities and Provider Offices, In Congregate Care Settings, and In Health Care and Rehabilitative Day Services and Programs. They will not be required for outdoor youth sports, camps, etc. MA will be following CDC guidelines for mask wearing
- COVID-19 Resource List for those in need
- MassSupport - free anonymous & confidential emotional support service for all MA residents
- Resources & activities for children & families / See PSA from Waltham Health & Recreation Dept.
- Guidance for residents from DPH / Guidance for residents from CDC
- Guidance for businesses, schools, and professionals
- Waltham social media accounts
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance - The FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program allows for funeral assistance for any COVID-19 related death after January 20, 2020. The program will assist with expenses up to $9,000 per funeral, up to a maximum of $35,000 if applicants are applying for assistance related to more than one death.
Text "COVIDMA" to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts straight to your phone and stay up to date with the latest news + updates from the Commonwealth. If your questions cannot be answered from the information on these websites please call the State of Massachusetts Info Line @ 211 (Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mass 211 responds field calls and directs callers to services most appropriate for their needs. Toll-free number: 1-877-211-MASS (6277); Hearing impaired: 508-370-4890 TTY)