How to get Vaccinated
People age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are under 18 years old, there are certain steps you should take.
There are different ways to find a vaccine appointment:
- Preregister at VaccineSignUp.mass.gov to be notified when it's your turn to schedule an appointment at a mass vaccination or regional collaborative location
- Use VaxFinder.mass.gov to search for appointments or quickly find an appointment at your local CVS pharmacy
As of Monday, May 10, 2021 mass vaccination sites will begin taking walk-up appointments
- Do you have a vaccine question?
- Think you may have had a COVID-19 exposure?
- Did you take a test at home and get a positive result?
- Do you want to plan a gathering at your home and keep COVID-19 safe?
We can help! Ask a nurse: COVIDquestions@WestonMA.gov or call 781-786-5033
Please continue to wear your mask when social distancing isn't possible and when at work, school or in close contact with non-family members.
We're still in this together!
Monitoring COVID-19 Variants
March 18 - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health continues to conduct surveillance for COVID-19 variants of concern including B.1.1.7 (first identified in the UK), B.1.351 (first identified in South Africa) and P.1 (first identified in Brazil).
- Surveillance, consisting of genetic sequencing on portions of COVID-19 positive specimens, has been ongoing in a collaboration between the Massachusetts State Public health Laboratory with clinical diagnostic laboratories and academic partners, including the CDC.
- Surveillance data so far has identified B.1.1.7 and the B.1.351 cases without any recent travel. The first P.1 variant case has now also been identified in Massachusetts. It is critical to do everything possible to keep variants of concern from becoming widespread.
- For the latest on variant cases in Massachusetts and the US, visit the National SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Dashboard | CDC.
The public health risk reduction measures remain the same.
- Individuals must continue to wear masks or face coverings while out in public,
- maintain 6-foot social distancing,
- stay home when you are sick, and
- get tested if you have symptoms or are identified as a close contact
Changes to Travel Order (Monday, March 22)
All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival. Read the travel order notice from the state.
- Travelers are exempt from this advisory if they have a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to their arrival in Massachusetts. If not obtained before entry to Massachusetts, a test may be obtained after arrival, as long as travelers quarantine until a negative test result has been received.
- Anyone who is returning to Massachusetts after an absence of fewer than 24 hours is exempt from this advisory.
- Workers who enter Massachusetts to perform critical infrastructure functions (as specified by the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) are exempt from this advisory while they are commuting to or from or while at work.
- Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms are exempt from this advisory.
- Travelers are encouraged to consult and follow the CDC’s guidelines and requirements for travel.
Find the weekly dashboard of testing and positive case numbers for Weston, updated weekly on Fridays.
Find information on COVID-19 vaccine clinics offered by the Commonwealth. Weston's Board of Health will not be receiving vaccine from the state to hold any local clinics.
The application of the COVID-19 vaccine is determined at the state level and is broken down into three phases. Find the current eligibility and resources to the state's phasing plan.
Find local and state-wide testing locations.
Find health and human resources, as well as additional information during this ongoing public health emergency
Find links to mental, health, and human resources for individuals impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
Find the typical services offered by Weston's Health Department
News Announcements: Stay Informed
There is understandably a lot of questions and anxiety associated with the virus and the administration of the vaccine. If you have not done so already, be sure to subscribe to Public Safety News or Latest Town News email/text notifications at WestonMA.gov/StayInformed (don't forget to confirm your email/phone number).
Please share the COVID-19 Information Phoneline with residents without computer access: 781-786-6299. This will be updated weekly.