Current Policies & Advisories in Waltham
None at this time. See the full outline/requirements from Mass.gov here
As of now, everyone age 6 months and older 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 / Learn more about the vaccine
- Vaccination for people ages 6 months to 4 years old
- Vaccination for people ages 5-11
- Vaccination for people ages 12-17
- Vaccinations for Homebound Individuals - Contact the In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at (833) 983-0485.
- Vaccinations for Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised Individuals
- Booster Shot Information
Testing is available to all MA residents - Testing is not restricted to residents of the cities where sites are located.
- Find a COVID-19 Testing Site
- More info on testing
- Purchase iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits - As of 1/15/22, Insurance will cover the cost of at-home COVID Tests.
Order free at-home COVID-19 test kits from the government
As of 10/21/2022, the COVID-19 Dashboards will no longer be updated on this website. For information about COVID-19 in Massachusetts, CDC COVID-19 Community Levels, and Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccination rates please refer to the following links:
- 10/19/22: The CDC approved the Novavax monovalent booster for individuals ages 18 and older who have completed primary series vaccination but have not previously received a COVID-19 booster as an alternative to the bivalent mRNA boosters (Pfizer or Moderna) for individuals who are unable to receive an mRNA vaccine, a lack of availability of an mRNA vaccine or for those who are unwilling to receive mRNA vaccines and who would otherwise not receive a booster dose.
- 10/12/22: The bivalent COVID-19 booster has received CDC and FDA approval for children ages 5 through 17 years. The Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 booster is authorized for children ages 5 through 11 years, while the Moderna bivalent booster is approved for children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years.
- 8/31/22: The FDA authorized emergency use of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 boosters as a single dose at least two months following primary or booster vaccination. The updated boosters provide protection against the original strain of COVID-19 and the omicron variant.
- 8/22/22: The CDC announced their recommendation of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 12 through 17 following the FDA's approval for emergency use. The Novavax vaccine is now approved under emergency use authorization (EUA) for individuals 12 and older.
- 8/15/22: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) updates the COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine guidance for the general public following updated guidance from the CDC.
- CDC Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19
- CDC What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 / COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance
- Massachusetts COVID-19 Treatment Locator
- Find free N95 Masks
- CDC Travel Requirements
- WATCH CDC resources - Food, Housing, Financial Assistance, etc.
- MassSupport - free anonymous & confidential emotional support service for all MA residents
- Waltham social media accounts
- COVID-19 Funeral Assistance