COVID-19 Booster and Testing Information

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, particularly in light of the Omicron variant, we encourage members to get tested regularly and to receive your full vaccination, including your booster shot. Below is some relevant information and resources around vaccination boosters and testing.

Booster Shots 
The FDA has now authorized COVID-19 booster shots for vaccinated individuals ages 12 and older. If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you are eligible for a booster shot five months after your second vaccination date. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are eligible for a booster shot two months after your vaccination date.

According to the CDC, the brand of the booster does not need to match the brand of the original COVID-19 vaccine. However, teens between the ages of 12 and 17 may only receive the Pfizer vaccine booster.

Click here to find a vaccination and/or booster center near you.

Testing
COVID-19 testing is widely available in Massachusetts. If you think you have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms, you can either schedule an appointment at a nearby testing site or purchase an at-home COVID-19 test.

Click here to find a testing location here you.

At-home tests are also available at a variety of retail stores and pharmacies, including CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. Since at-home tests can run out of stock quickly, be sure to contact the store or pharmacy in advance to inquire about availability. 

Information changes quickly as the virus progresses. We appreciate all that our members do to keep one another safe at home and on the job site.

Thank you for your continued dedication to keeping our communities safe.