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Welcome to the City of Lynn COVID-19 Vaccine Webpage
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COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Lynn Tech Field House

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Lynn Tech Fieldhouse for people who live or work in Lynn & Nahant or are Lynn Community Health Center Patients and meet state eligibility requirements (Massachusetts Phase 1 & Phase 2 Steps 1 & 2: 65 year of age or older or with two or more chronic health conditions. Residents age 75+ may be accompanied by one caregiver who can book an appointment themselves.)

Please visit 
their website  to make an appointment online. Residents can call 2-1-1 to make an appointment 7 days a week.

Individuals are asked to bring the following information to their appointment:

  • A government-issued identification or license, employer-issued ID card that includes your name and title, or recent paystub or utility bill to prove that you live or work in Lynn or Nahant (or the state if you are a LCHC patient or make an appointment other than the Lynn Tech site).
  • Health Insurance card

The lack of a driver’s license, social security number, or insurance is not a barrier to receiving the vaccine. As two shots are necessary for the COVID-19 vaccine currently, individuals will schedule their appointment for the second dose before they leave the appointment for their first dose.
To save time when you arrive for your appointment, complete and bring copies of the four (4) forms below:

  1. Patient Consent Form
  2. Patient Registration Form
  3. Pre-Vaccination Checklist
  4. MA Attestation Form

Phase 2 Step 2 of State Vaccination Plan Began Thursday, February 18th 
Residents age 65+ and those with two chronic health conditions will be eligible to book a COVID-19 Vaccine appointment at any state vaccination site, including Lynn Tech.  You can visit this website  for a full map of all vaccination locations in the state of Massachusetts.

*Effective Thursday, March 11, K-12 and early childhood educators and staff, and child care workers, will be eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments*

Phase 2 Groups:

  • Individuals 16 and older with two or more of certain medical conditions (defined below) are in Group 2 of Phase 2. This group will be eligible to receive the vaccine beginning February 18th.
  • Individuals 16 and older with one of these certain medical conditions are in Group 4 of Phase 2. This group is not yet eligible.

Phase 2 Eligible Conditions Include:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant*
  • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)

COVID-19 Scheduling Resource Line

Dial 2-1-1 and select prompt for "Help Scheduling a Vaccine Appointment"

- Dedicated telephone line available 7 days a week to residents without access to the internet

- Live call center workers available in English and Spanish, and 100 additional languages will be available through translators

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Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Lynn Community Health Center and Lynn Department of Public Health Announce COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Lynn Tech Field House for Lynn and Nahant Residents

The Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC), Lynn Department of Public Health (DPH), and Nahant Department of Public Health have partnered to open a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Lynn Vocational Technical Institute Field House at 80 Neptune Blvd. beginning Monday, February 1st. People who live or work in Lynn and Nahant, or are patients of Lynn Community Health Center, and are eligible based on the State’s Vaccination Plan, can access free vaccines at this location by appointment only at this time.

Appointments at the Lynn Tech Fieldhouse site can be scheduled online by visiting this website. Due to high demand and constrained vaccine supply, COVID-19 vaccination appointments are limited at this time. Appointments will be added on a rolling basis based on supply from the Federal Government. The City and LCHC are currently working to establish a call-in center where residents can also make appointments by phone for the Lynn Tech site.

If there are no appointments available at the Lynn Tech site, residents may also try to schedule appointments at the State’s regional mega vaccination site in Danvers located at the Double Tree Hilton or other listed local pharmacies distributing vaccines in the area. These locations and access to online appointment platforms can be found on the State’s interactive map of COVID-19 vaccination sites.

In an effort to make vaccinations as accessible as possible to our most vulnerable members of our elderly population, the Lynn DPH is also working with the Lynn Housing Authority to establish on-site vaccinations at all Lynn low-income and affordable senior housing buildings within the city in the coming weeks. This has the ability to reach over 3,000 seniors in our community.

Public Health experts advise that people who are vaccinated still follow the public health protocols such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, and staying 6 feet away from others. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Resources Page which now includes a Vaccine FAQ tab that will be updated as information evolves.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic For Veterans

Lynn-Swampscott Veterans Services are pleased to announce the Department of Veterans Affairs Bedford Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic for Veterans
Saturday February 20th 9 AM until 4 PM at the Breed Middle Sschool 90 O'Callaghan Way Lynn MA.
Please call for appointments (781) 687- 4000

Important Read Before Attending:
- Masks and physical distance are required
- Clinic will be first come first serve
- Veterans must be age 50 or older
- Veterans must be enrolled in VA healthcare
- Designated caregivers enrolled in the VA caregiver support program are eligible.

A Second Vaccination Clinic is scheduled for March 13th 2021

Lynn and Swampscott veterans may contact director Mike Sweeney and Veterans' Services with any questions (781) 586-6911


Massachusetts and City of Lynn Department of Public Health
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Effective Thursday, March 11,2021 K-12 and early childhood educators and staff, and child care workers, will be eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Phase 2 Step 2 of State Vaccination Plan Begins Thursday, February 18th 

Residents age 65+ and those with two chronic health conditions will be eligible to book a COVID-19 Vaccine appointment starting tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th at any state vaccination site, including Lynn Tech. You can visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations for a full map of all vaccination locations in the state.

Phase 2 groups:

  • Individuals 16 and older with two or more of certain medical conditions (defined below) are in Group 2 of Phase 2. This group will be eligible to receive the vaccine beginning February 18th.
  • Individuals 16 and older with one of these certain medical conditions are in Group 4 of Phase 2. This group is not yet eligible.

Phase 2 eligible conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant*
  • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Lynn Tech Fieldhouse for people who live or work in Lynn & Nahant or are Lynn Community Health Center Patients and meet state eligibility requirements (Massachusetts Phase 1 & Phase 2 Steps 1 & 2: 65 year of age or older or with two or more chronic health conditions. Residents age 75+ may be accompanied by one caregiver who can book an appointment themselves.) Please visit https://www.lchcnet.org/covid-19-vaccine-scheduling to make an appointment online. Residents can call 2-1-1 to make an appointment 7 days a week.

Governor Baker Announced A New Policy allowing one caregiver per 75+ person to also schedule their own appointment for a vaccine at the same time in an effort to support more 75 and older people getting vaccinated. Caregivers will be required to self-attest that they are accompanying a 75+ person.

Appointments for 75+ people and their caregivers should be scheduled for the same day, as close together as possible. If a caregiver is accompanying a 75+ person to their second dose, they may still schedule an appointment for themselves for their first dose, and then come alone to their second dose appointment.

How do we know if the vaccine is safe?
It’s important to know that vaccines go through more testing than any other pharmaceuticals. Before any vaccine is made available, it must go through rigorous development and testing. Manufacturing is critical — every dose must consistently be high quality. Additionally, extensive testing in clinical trials is conducted to prove safety. First, small groups of people receive the trial vaccine. Next, vaccine is given to people with particular characteristics (e.g., age and physical health). Then, vaccine is given to tens of thousands of people and tested for effectiveness and safety.

After that, the data is reviewed by the FDA which approves the vaccine, and by an independent board, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which will make its recommendations for use. These bodies are the final safeguards for the public ensuring any vaccine is both safe and effective.

Please visit Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States | CDC for more information.

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Please visit When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? to learn where you will fit into the COVID-19 vaccine distribution timeline.

The general public (those not falling into one of the higher risk categories) is not expected to be offered vaccine until later in 2021.

Vaccine prioritization will occur in phases:

Phase 1 - (December 2020 – February 2021)
Listed in order of priority:

Phase 2 - (February-March 2021)
Listed in order of priority:

Not yet eligible

  • Group 2: Individuals age 65+, individuals with 2+ certain medical conditions (only those conditions listed as at increased risk for severe illness), and/or residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing.

  • Group 3: Other workers, including:
    • Early education, K-12, transit, grocery, utility, food and agriculture, restaurant and cafe workers;
    • Employees across the food, beverages, agriculture, consumer goods, retail, and foodservice sectors;
    • Meatpackers;
    • Sanitation, public works and public health workers;
    • Vaccine development workers;
    • Food pantry workers and volunteers;
    • Transit/transportation: Uber/Lyft/ride share services/pharmacy delivery drivers, workers in the passenger ground transportation industry (e.g. paratransit for people with Disabilities, food delivery, non-urgent medical transport), Massport workers other than police;
    • Convenience store workers (under grocery workers);
    • Water and wastewater utility staff
    • Court system workers (judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, clerks), other than court officers who are listed under first responders
    • Medical supply chain workers
      • Workers at manufacturers (including biotechnology companies and those companies that have shifted production to medical supplies), materials and parts suppliers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, printers, packagers, distributors of medical products and equipment (including third party logistics providers, and those who test and repair), personal protective equipment (PPE), isolation barriers, medical gases, pharmaceuticals (including materials used in radioactive drugs), dietary supplements, commercial health products, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies (including dispensers), sanitary goods, personal care products, pest control products, and tissue and paper towel products.
    • Funeral directors and funeral workers
    • Shipping port and terminal workers

  • Group 4: Individuals with one certain medical condition
Phase 3 - (Starting April 2021)

If your group is not specifically listed in either Phase 1 or Phase 2, you will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 3, which we expect to launch in April. The vaccine is expected to be available to the general public, including:
  • Higher education workers, including administrators, teaching and non-teaching staff;
  • Bottled beverage industry workers;
  • Veterinarians

Do the COVID-19 vaccines have any side effects?
It is possible that some people may have side effects after being vaccinated, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. For the Pfizer vaccine, the most common side effects are pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. More people experienced these side effects after the second Pfizer dose than after the first dose, so it is important to expect that there may be some side effects after either dose, but even more so after the second. For the Moderna vaccine, the most common side effects are pain, tenderness, swelling and redness at the injection site, as well as fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and fever.

Should someone with a history of allergies get the COVID-19 vaccine?
You should not get the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines if you have a history of severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any ingredient in the vaccine. A history of a severe allergic reaction due to any other cause is considered a precaution and should be discussed with your health care provider before receiving the vaccine.

Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe for children?
At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people ages 16 and older, and the Moderna vaccine is authorized for people ages 18 and older. Younger children and adolescents should not receive COVID-19 vaccination at this time.

Should someone who is pregnant or lactating get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Currently there are no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people who are pregnant. COVID-19 infection during pregnancy can increase the risk of severe illness and might result in an increased risk of outcomes like preterm birth. Getting vaccinated is a personal choice for people who are pregnant.

There are no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in lactating women or on the effects of the vaccine on the breastfed infant. People who are breastfeeding may choose to be vaccinated. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that COVID-19 vaccines be offered to lactating individuals when they meet prioritization criteria for receiving the vaccine.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and have questions around getting vaccinated, a discussion with your healthcare provider might help you make an informed decision.

What will be done to prioritize those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19?
In Phases 2 and 3, Massachusetts will set aside 20 percent of the vaccine to providers in communities that have been the most affected by COVID-19. These communities will be decided based on US Census data and COVID-19 cases per capita on the city and town level.

Will I have to pay for the vaccine?

The vaccine is being provided free of charge to all individuals by the federal government. Insurance companies are also committed to not charging any out-of-pocket fees or co-payments related to COVID-19 vaccine administration, and all health care provider sites that receive COVID-19 vaccine must agree to not charge patients any out-of-pocket fees or deny anyone vaccination services.

May undocumented immigrants receive the vaccine for free?
Yes. The vaccine itself is free for all Massachusetts residents. Health insurance (including Medicare and Medicaid) will cover the cost of administering the vaccine. For patients without health insurance, health care providers may request reimbursement from the federal government for the cost of administering vaccine to undocumented immigrants.

Will getting the vaccine adversely impact a patient’s immigration status?
No. The federal government has confirmed that it will not consider COVID-19 treatment (including a vaccine) as part of a determination of whether someone is a “public charge” or as it relates to the public benefit condition for certain individuals seeking an extension of stay or change of status, even if the vaccine is paid for by Medicaid or other federal funds.

Is a patient’s vaccination record protected from disclosure?
The Department of Public Health will maintain an electronic record of each patient in Massachusetts who receives the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine database is kept confidential like a patient’s medical record with her doctor.

Will I need to be tested for COVID-19 before getting the vaccine?
No, a COVID-19 test is not needed before getting the vaccine.

Should someone who is COVID-19-positive receive the vaccine?
Not if they are symptomatic. Vaccination of people who are known to have COVID-19 should be delayed until they no longer have symptoms and have completion of the isolation period. Isolation period being defined as 10 days from symptom onset date + 24 hours symptom free or 10 days from testing positive for asymptomatic cases.

Should people who have had COVID-19 be vaccinated?
Yes, people who have previously had COVID-19 should be vaccinated. People who are within 90 days of recovering from COVID-19 may defer vaccination, if desired, because current evidence suggests reinfection is uncommon during this time. However, those people are eligible to be vaccinated within the 90 days as long as they are recovered per the guidelines in the previous answer.

How long after getting the COVID-19 vaccine does it take to be effective?
It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it's possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.

How long does protection from the COVID-19 vaccines last?
We do not have data yet to say for how long the COVID-19 vaccines will provide protection from getting sick even if you do get COVID-19. Experts continue to conduct more studies about whether the vaccines also keep people from spreading COVID-19.

Do I have to follow the Travel Order if I have received a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. At this time, vaccinated individuals must continue to comply with the Governor’s Travel Order and related testing and quarantine requirements. It is important for everyone to continue using all the public health measures available to help stop this pandemic. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.

Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have received two doses of the vaccine?
Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others.

When can I stop wearing a mask and avoiding close contact with others after I have been vaccinated?
There is not enough information currently available to say if or when CDC will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Vaccine Transportation Assistance

MassHealth


If you have insurance through MassHealth, please call 1-800-841-2900 to schedule your transportation to your vaccine appointment. SCO, OneCare, and PACE should continue to use the transportation services offered by their managed care provider.

Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS)

Clients can call (781) 599-0110 to schedule transportation. You can also visit their website for the GLSS Mobility Links Service. The Travel Counseling Center is also available to assist Monday-Friday 9am-5pm by calling 888-499-5324.

The RIDE

The RIDE through the MBTA offers transportation for eligible clients as well

Who is eligible?
- People who have a disability (temporary or permanent) that prevents them from using traditional public transit. 
- If you’ve had a medical emergency, your licensed healthcare provider can request thirty days of The RIDE for you that starts immediately.
- Out-of-town visitors with disabilities may also be eligible to use The RIDE.

Please visit the MBTA The RIDE website or contact the RIDE Eligibility Center (TREC) at 617-337-2727 to learn how to apply to the RIDE and to determine eligibility.

Important Information For Those Receiving The COVID-19 Vaccine

Thank you for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. You are an important part of our effort to stop the spread and keep our communities safe. Here is some helpful information on what to be aware of next:

Moderna Post Vaccine - English Moderna Post Vaccine - Spanish
Phizer Post Vaccine - English Phizer Post Vaccine - Spanish
   
 

 

 

 

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