COVID-19 Vaccine

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All COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Vaccinations also prevent individuals from becoming severely ill in rare instances where they become infected. If you are eligible, please do your part to keep our community safe by getting the vaccine as soon as possible. 

As of Tuesday, November 2, 2021, all individuals age 5 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts are eligible to be vaccinated. 

Please note that only the Pfizer vaccine is FDA approved for use by individuals under 18 years old.  Residents age age 5-17 should seek clinics administering the Pfizer vaccine.  Residents age 18 and older can get any vaccine.

Booster Information

Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters are available to any Massachusetts resident age 18 and older. You’re eligible for a booster if:

  • Pfizer & Moderna: It’s been at least 6 months since your second dose
  • Johnson & Johnson: It’s been at least 2 months since your first dose  

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.  Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Massachusetts residents can check your eligibility here.

Vaccine Clinic Locations in Lowell



Lowell Health Department107 Merrimack StreetClick hereYes
Lowell General Hospital (Saints Campus)1 Hospital DriveClick hereNot Available 
CVS336 Bridge Street Click hereContact Provider for Availability
CVS1815 Middlesex StreetClick here
Contact Provider for Availability
CVS (at Target)181 Plain StreetClick hereContact Provider for Availability
Walgreens276 Broadway StreetClick hereContact Provider for Availability
Walgreens1161 Bridge StreetClick hereContact Provider for Availability
Walgreens1765 Middlesex StreetClick hereContact Provider for Availability
Walgreens25 Merrimack StreetClick hereContact Provider for Availability
Walgreens121 Church StreetClick hereContact Provider for Availability
Walgreens54 Plain StreetClick hereContact Provider for Availability
Century Pharmacy937 Gorham StreetClick hereYes
Lowell Community Health Center161 Jackson StreetMore informationContact Provider for Availability
Mobile Vaccine ClinicsSites throughout Lowell (TBA)Click hereYes
Lowell Community Vaccination Clinic40 Old Ferry Road Click hereYes

 This table is for reference only. Please call the provider directly for the most up-to-date information on vaccine availability.       Information about additional sites outside of Lowell can be found online at:

Make an Appointment By Phone
Eligible residents encountering difficulty making vaccine appointments using the State's online system may also make an appointment by phone by calling the Mass Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line at 2-1-1. The resource line is available Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM.

Other Vaccination Sites in Massachusetts
As more members of the public become eligible to receive the vaccine, all health care institutions including hospitals, community health centers and private medical offices will have access to the vaccine to vaccinate their patients. Pharmacies will also be able to vaccinate their customers.

Lowell residents are also eligible to seek appointments at public sites outside of the City including pharmacies and mass vaccination sites which are equipped to handle a high volume of vaccinations. To view a map of active vaccine clinics in Massachusetts, visit: note that many locations on this map are restricted to residents of certain regions. Locations listed on this map vary frequently.

Know the Facts
Appointments are required to get a vaccine.
The vaccine is free. You will not be asked to provide credit information to make an appointment
The vaccine is safe. It is not possible to get COVID-19 from the vaccine. Mild side-effects are common, but go away within a few days.
The vaccine is effective. All vaccines that have received emergency use authorization from the FDA demonstrated a high rate of effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials.
Health insurance is not required. You may be asked to provide health insurance information when registering, but will not be denied an appointment if you are uninsured.
Some vaccines required two shots. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require a second shot. If you receive either vaccine, you should schedule your second shot before leaving your first appointment.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Vaccine Factsheet
Homebound Vaccination Program Resource Guide
VIDEO: January 29 - Update on Vaccine Distribution from City Manager Eileen Donoghue
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