Vaccine FAQs

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines and when they might be available to you.  

You can learn more about how the state is distributing the COVID-19 vaccines by visiting

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Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

All MA residents over the age of 5 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Boosters are available to residents ages 12 and over. To find a vaccine appointment near you, visit The goal is for everyone who wants it to eventually get the COVID-19 vaccine. But please note that the availability of vaccine appointments may vary based on your area and vaccine supply. 

For the most up-to-date information on vaccine and booster eligibility, visit

Steps to book an appointment:

  1. Visit to select a location and schedule an appointment online. If you have trouble scheduling your appointment online, call 2-1-1 for assistance.
  2. Have your important information with you, such as your insurance card.
  3. Fill out the self-attestation form, which may need to be presented at your appointment.


Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine is being administered free of charge to all individuals. You will not have any out-of-pocket fees or copayments.

You may be asked to provide insurance information by those administering the vaccine in order to bill-back to insurance. However, you will not be charged. Those without insurance are still eligible to receive the vaccine free of charge.

MassHealth is providing free transportation to vaccine appointments to any individual that has any type of MassHealth coverage or the Health Safety Net. Members can request transportation services directly through MassHealth’s Customer Service, rather than needing to request services through a health care provider. To schedule free transportation call 800-841-2900 (TTY: 800-497-4648). Visit the MassHealth webpage for more information on transportation and the COVID-19 vaccines.

Yes, COVID-19 testing is covered for all BMC HealthNet Plan members. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider. 

If you are a Qualified Health Plan or ConnectorCare member, please click here for more information about home test kits. 

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