Pfizer Vaccines Available for Children 12+

Appointments Available at Double Tree in Westborough

Children aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.  The MetroWest-Westborough Regional Vaccination Site at the DoubleTree Hotel has Pfizer appointments

available for the following dates:

Thursday, May 13th from 2:30-5:30pm

Monday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday, May 19th from 2:30-5:30pm

Thursday, May 20th from 2:30-5:30pm

Friday, May 21st from 2:30-5:30pm

Appointments are required and open to anyone 12 years of age and older.  In order to register a minor, a parent/guardian must complete the online Consent Form.  To register for an appointment at the Regional Clinic at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough visit:  https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/northborough

Please note that only one parent/guardian is allowed in the vaccination room to allow for social distancing. 

 Recent Approval for Individuals 12-15 years of age:  Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended an expanded indication of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 12-15 years of age.  This recommendation is in line with the FDA’s  action on Monday, May 10 to amend the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for this vaccine to include this younger age group (https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use).  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky also announced yesterday evening that CDC has accepted the ACIP’s recommendation (https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0512-advisory-committee-signing.html).  Effective immediately providers in Massachusetts may begin to administer the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to individuals age 12 and older.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine “Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers” is available at https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and health insurance is not required.  You can get a vaccine even if you do not have insurance, a driver’s license, or a Social Security number.  Use VaxFinder.mass.gov to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other locations in our community.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and are one of the most important steps toward ending the pandemic and getting back to things we love and miss.  By building immunity in our community, we can protect the health of those around us and help prevent the emergence of new variants.  If you have concerns about vaccines, speak with your doctor, refer to trusted sources of medical information, or contact the your Health Department for more information.  Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.