Covid-19 Boosters Vaccinations:
We have added an additional Moderna Covid-19 Booster Date:
Thursday, December 9th from 9 am to noon.
Click here to register for Dec.9th Covid-19 Booster Clinic
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recommends and allows all adults 18+ who have completed an initial Covid-19 vaccine series to receive a Covid-19 booster vaccine.
As allowing all adults to have boosters is new, if you are registering and there is a question asking you why you qualify, answer “yes” to the question about whether you work in a setting requiring you to be vaccinated.
They will be updating the registration platform soon.
Please bring your vaccination card. If you need a new card and you were vaccinated by Whitman Fire, please call 781-618-9778 or email
If you need help with your registration or you don’t have a computer, please call the number above and leave a clear message.
Masks must be worn at the vaccination site.
* Call 911 if you have a medical emergency.
If you are unwell but it is not an emergency, please consult with a physician / medical professional.Your personal physician knows you best and information on this page is not to be substituted for consultation with your physician.
Covid-19 Questions and Answers:
Covid-19 Booster Q & A:
Q. Am I eligible for a Covid-19 booster vaccination?
- As of 11/18/2021, all adults 18+ in Massachusetts who have received all the initial doses in their vaccine series (2 doses of Pfizer of Moderna, 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson) are eligible for a Covid-19 booster of their choosing. You may chose whichever booster type with which you are comfortable. It is fine to mix and match for the booster.
Q. I received the one dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Now what?
- The CDC strongly recommends that you get a booster vaccine. This may either be another dose of J& J, or you may get the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. The choice is up to you. You are eligible any time 2 months and after your initial Johnson and Johnson vaccine. It is strongly recommended by the CDC that you get a booster if you got the J & J vaccine.
- You may read more about the Covid-19 booster vaccines here:
Q. What date am I eligible for a Covid-19 booster?
- You may go to the link below and it will help you determine when you are eligible for a booster.(Note: It is NOT necessary to sign into Google to use this tool. The sign-in is only if you want to save your data.)
Q. What is the difference between a third dose and a booster?
A booster shot is administered when a person has completed their vaccine series and protection against the virus has decreased over time. Additional doses are administered to people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. This additional dose of an mRNA-COVID-19 vaccine is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series.
You may read more about the difference between a third dose and a booster here:
Q. Do I have to get the same brand (Moderna, Pfizer, J & J) of booster that I had for my original series of Covid-19 vaccinations?
- No. You are free to receive a different type of Covid-19 booster vaccine than you had for your original series. The decision is up to you.
- You may read more about this here:
- Whitman FD / WEMA will only be giving Moderna boosters at this time.
Q. Am I considered fully vaccinated if I choose not to get a Covid-19 booster?
- Yes, you are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine or 2 weeks after the 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.
Q. Am I going to need a booster vaccine every year or, possibly, even sooner?
- The CDC and the FDA have not made that information available to us yet. We will update this as information becomes available.
- You can read more about this here:
Vaccine Card Q & A:
Q: Do I need to bring my Covid-19 vaccine card to my booster appointment.
Q. I lost my card or I laminated my card. Now what?
- If you were vaccinated by Whitman FD/ WEMA, call 781-618-9778 and leave a message for Danielle with your name and a call back number. We will get you another card.
- If you were vaccinated elsewhere:
- 1) Ask your physician. They should be able to offer you either a new card or a print out of your vaccinations. Either are valid for vaccination verification.
- 2) You can follow the directions on the following website which will tell you how to get a new card, depending upon where you were vaccinated.
- 3) If all else fails, you may fill out this form and mail it in. It may take two weeks or longer to receive your information back.
Finding a Covid-19 Vaccine or Booster
Q. Where can I go to get a Covid-19 vaccination or booster?
- You can go to your physician's office or any local pharmacy. it is recommended that you make an appointment first to be sure they have availability and they type of vaccine you want to receive.
- You go to the website below to find a location:
- You can call 211 for assistance finding a vaccine.
- You can check the green box at the top of the page to see if Whitman Fire / WEMA is currently running clinics.
The Board of Health continues to monitor the local, national and global situation of coronavirus and is prepared to support our community.
Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive local information about COVID-19 from the following sources:
- Sign up for News and Announcements via the Town of Whitman website: https://www.whitman-ma.gov/list.aspx
- Connect with various departments on social media at:
Local Hospital Information
MDPH 24- hour Emergency Hotline: 617-983-6800
Massachusetts Emergency line: Dial 211