Many of our patients have been asking if they will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines from Joslin.
Joslin does not have a supply of COVID-19 vaccine and therefore we are unable to offer it to patients.
However, the vaccines are now widely available to anyone over the age of 5 years old and both Joslin providers and the CDC strongly recommend that anyone over the age of 5 get a vaccine and subsequent boosters as recommended.
If you have not received a vaccine, you are encouraged to pre-register for a vaccine on the State's website.
If you do not live in Massachusetts, you must check your state's public health website for vaccination information.
In addition, the State has set up a call center for people 75+. Dial 2-1-1, then press "2" to be connected to a person who will help set up a vaccination appointment. Wait times are to be expected.
We strongly encourage you to get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available to you. Please see the CDC’s website for extensive information on the COVID-19 vaccines.
In the meantime, we must continue to work together to bridge the gap between now and when 75-85% of the population has been vaccinated. We must remain vigilant about prevention and continue to follow the precautions to prevent its spread, including wearing a mask, social distancing, washing hands, avoiding travel, and staying isolated if sick.