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COVID- 19 Vaccine

Ages 12 and up

Our Primrose St. site in Haverhill is open for COVID vaccinations (first, second, and third/boosters) on Wednesdays from 9-12. At this time we only have Pfizer-BioNTech available. COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available and recommended for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago and are:

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who are moderately to severely immunocompromised ages 18+
  • Age 18+ with an underlying medical condition Underlying Medical Conditions | CDC
  • Age 18+ at increased risk for COVID exposure and transmission because of an occupational exposure (frontline workers)

Please go to MGB Patient Confirmation – Mass General Brigham Open Scheduling and search by date or location (Pentucket Medical) to schedule your appointment.

Ages 5-11

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children ages 5-11 at our Haverhill and Andover locations by appointment only. Please call our offices directly to schedule your child’s appointment:

Haverhill

We will be hosting appointment-only vaccine clinics:

Saturday, November 13  8:30 am -11:30 am

Saturday, November 20  8:30 am -11:30am

Please call 978-521-3230 to schedule an appointment

Andover

Please call 978-783-5030 to schedule an appointment or message your care team through the Patient Gateway

For more information please visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/children-teens.html

 

Allergic Reactions

If you have received the vaccine and believe you are having a reaction to the vaccine please see the message below from our Allergist, Dr. John Hein.

Am I having a reaction to the vaccine?

Is redness and swelling at the injection site an allergic reaction?

No.  Sometimes vaccines can cause large local reactions at the injection site.  These symptoms can begin within hours to days after vaccination.  Skin at the site of the injection can become red, sore, itchy and painful.  The area of redness can last several days before resolving.  A non-sedating antihistamine (Cetirizine, Loratadine, Fexofenadine) can be used to alleviate symptoms of redness and itching.  This is not an allergic reaction.  These patients do not need an allergy referral.  They may safely receive their second Covid-19 vaccination.  However, to prevent local symptoms they may take a non-sedating antihistamine starting the day of their second injection and continue for up to a week after the injection.

What is a vaccine allergy?

Symptoms of a vaccine allergy start very quickly (usually within minutes) and almost always within 4 hours of vaccination.  Symptoms typically include multiple parts of the body: hives on the skin, swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat, shortness of breath, wheezing or chest tightness, low blood pressure or loss of consciousness.  Patients who develop these symptoms should be referred to allergy for evaluation.  If you still have concerns or think you need an allergy referral please call the Mass General Brigham COVID-19 Nurse Line at 617-724-7000.

Reminder: To protect all of our patients, you must wear a mask to enter any of our locations.
Public health guidance for masking related to vaccination status has NOT changed in healthcare settings.

Vaccine Appointment Scheduling

Patients age 12 and older can schedule a vaccine appointment on the State’s website. Please note, any patient under 18 needs a parent or guardian’s consent which can be found here.

COVID-19 Information