When can I get a vaccine?

In Carlisle, we will begin clinics in late January/ early February pending vaccine delivery from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  An general overview of the different phases:

  • Phase 1 - healthcare providers, emergency responders, home health care workers
  • Phase 2 - individuals 65 years +, early education and K-12 education workers, people with comorbid conditions, essential workers
  • Phase 3 - general public

For more information on the different phases under the State’s vaccine timeline:  LINK HERE

Mass.gov information: "When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? LINK HERE

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1. When can I get a vaccine?
2. What is considered a co-morbid condition?
3. Do I need documentation that I have a comorbid condition?
4. If I am identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, can I still get a vaccine?
5. Do both doses have to be from the same pharmaceutical company?
6. Are there any side effects to receiving the vaccine?
7. Can I take a pain medication if I have side effects from the vaccine?
8. How do I know if I have COVID or a reaction to the vaccine?
9. How long will protection from a 2-dose vaccination last?
10. Do I need a prescription from my doctor for the vaccine?
11. Is the vaccine safe for pregnant or lactating women?
12. Could a vaccine for COVID-19 be required?
13. Should I get the vaccine if I've already had COVID?
14. Is the COVID-19 vaccine free?
15. Will I be provided with documentation that I've been vaccinated?
16. Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have been vaccinated?
17. How will vaccines work against new COVID-19 variants, like the one that appeared in the United Kingdom?
18. Does the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine provide as much protection as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines?
19. Can I choose which vaccine I receive?
20. How long after getting the COVID-19 vaccine does it take to be effective?
21. How long do I have to wait between the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for Pfizer and Moderna?
22. What should I do if I experience symptoms after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?
23. How do I report if I have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
24. How long after getting the COVID-19 vaccine does it take to be effective?
25. How effective is one dose of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine compared to two doses?
26. What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19 after getting my first dose of Pfizer or Moderna?
27. Do I have to follow the Travel Order if I have received a COVID-19 vaccine?
28. Do I still have to quarantine after I’ve been vaccinated if I am identified as a close contact to someone with COVID-19?