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How to use the Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Finder website

March 12, 2021
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The Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Finder website1 is a tool you can use to find a vaccine appointment. The site gathers available vaccine appointments for mass vaccination (MassVax) sites in one place. This way, you can view all the options at once.

The website shows appointments for MassVax sites, like Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium. It shows appointments for retail pharmacies, like CVS and Walgreens. And it shows other healthcare locations, like clinics and hospitals.

The tool may not include appointments that could be available through a doctor’s office, an employer, or other private locations. Be sure to check in with your primary care doctor or other trusted community resources.   

Here is some information on how to use the website ( to find a vaccination site near you.

Step 1: Go to the Vaccine Finder Website

Open your web browser on your smartphone or computer. Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox are examples of web browsers. Then type into the address bar. You can also click this link.1

Massachusetts COVID-19 VaxFinder website screenshot

Step 2: Enter Your ZIP Code or City/Town

Type your ZIP code or the name of your city in the search bar under Search Vaccine Locations. Then click on the blue Search button.

Massachusetts COVID-19 VaxFinder website search bar function

If you would like, you can filter your search results by checking off boxes below the search bar. For example, you can choose to only view sites that have appointments available. You can also filter your results by site type, like a healthcare location or retail pharmacy.

Step 4: View the Results and Select Your Preferred Site

Scroll down the page to see the vaccination sites that meet your needs. You will also see which sites have open appointments.

You will see each vaccination site’s city, location name, and address. You will also see how far away it is from your location. Once you’ve found a location that meets your needs, click on the blue Details button to the right of the site name.

Massachusetts COVID-19 VaxFinder website results page showing vaccine availability at Fenway Park and Boston Medical Center

Clicking on the Details button will bring you to a page with more information about the selected vaccine site. This information includes appointment availability, accessibility information, and which vaccine they offer.

Step 5: Schedule Your Appointment

If you would like to schedule a vaccine appointment at this site, click on the blue Schedule button.

Massachusetts COVID-19 VaxFinder website showing vaccine location information for Springfield: Eastfield Mall
Massachusetts COVID-19 VaxFinder website showing vaccine location parking instructions and accessibility

This will bring you to the vaccination site’s website. Here, you can read more information about their vaccination process. The site will direct you to register for the vaccine online.

If you choose to register online, you will enter a virtual waiting room. This page will tell you how long you should expect to wait before you can complete your registration.

Massachusetts COVID-19 VaxFinder website vaccine registration page

Step 6: Don’t Give Up!

Many people are trying to schedule vaccine appointments. You may experience technical issues. Or you may have trouble locating a site with available appointments. It could take several weeks before you’re able to schedule an appointment. If you have trouble booking an appointment, try again on a different day.

More Resources

The Vaccine Finder website lets you see all available MassVax COVID-19 vaccine appointment options in one place. But, as you search for a vaccine, there are other resources you can use too.

Other sites to review:

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1 When you click this link, you will leave the Commonwealth Care Alliance website.

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