As of now, everyone age 5+ 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
- Vaccination for people ages 5-11 - Free Vaccination Clinics are now available for ages 5-11 through WPS. More
- Vaccination for people ages 12-17
- Vaccinations for Homebound Individuals
- Vaccinations for Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised Individuals
- Learn more about the vaccine
- Booster Shot Information - Everyone age 18 or older who received Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago, or Johnson & Johnson at least 2 months ago can get any booster.
Access your Massachusetts digital vaccine card - “My Vax Records” provides a new option to access vaccine history and a QR Code to verify COVID-19 vaccination.
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.
- Find a COVID-19 Testing Site
- More info on testing
- Purchase iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits - As of January 15th, 2022, Insurance will cover the cost of at-home COVID Tests. More
COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance - Please review if you have tested positive (isolate) or If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (quarantine)
Beginning January 19th, 2022, all US residents will be able to order 4, free at-home COVID-19 tests as part of a new governmental initiative. If you are unable to access the online request form, please call 1-800-232-0233 for assistance ordering.
*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 & here for Bentley University COVID-19 Dashboard
- 1/18/22: The CDC provided updated guidance regarding masking for the general public today (1/18/22). Key takeaways from this guidance are as follows. Beginning January 19th, 2022, all US residents will also be able to order 4, free at-home COVID-19 tests as part of a new governmental initiative. If you are unable to access the online request form, please call 1-800-232-0233 for assistance ordering.
- 1/11/22: Baker-Polito Administration Secures Contract for 26 Million Rapid Antigen Tests. More
- 1/10/22: Governor Baker announces new tool, “My Vax Records”, which provides a new option to access vaccine history and a QR Code to verify COVID-19 vaccination. See more on how to Access your Massachusetts digital vaccine card.
- 12/30/21: the Waltham Board of Health has voted to implement an indoor Public Health Mask Mandate, effectice as of December 31st, 2021
- 12/21/21: See an update from Governor Baker regarding COVID-19 & and an updated mask advisory from the DPH, recommending that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering in indoor, public spaces
- 12/14/21: Please make note of changes to case investigation and contact tracing regarding COVID-19 positive cases. Full details
- 12/6/21: The Omicron Variant was Detected in Massachusetts over the weekend. All residents are urged to get the COVID-19 vaccine & booster! More
- 11/12/21: Waltham Public Schools are now offering sign-ups for COVID-19 vaccination clinics across all our elementary schools for children ages 5-11, starting Monday, November 15th!
- 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)