COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Updated Sept. 16, 2022

Vaccine Clinic Hours
Campus Center, Room 101

Thursdays  Noon – 4 p.m. 
open to all ages 12 years and older

Thursdays 4 – 5:30 p.m. 
open only to ages 12 years and younger

Fridays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
open to all ages 12 years and older

 Appointments are required for vaccines in September.
Walks-ins will be accepted in October, but everyone is encouraged  to book an appointment.

Please visit the Massachusetts COVID-19 vaxfinder for other vaccine locations throughout the region


The new Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccines are being offered at the PHPC vaccine clinic.  The university highly recommends that all faculty, staff and students get vaccinated with the new Pfizer or Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine as soon as they are eligible. 

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster dose and when:

  • Individuals 18 and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Individuals 12 and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.

About the new Bivalent COVID-19 Bivalent Booster

The authorized bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, or updated boosters, include an mRNA component of the original strain to provide an immune response that is broadly protective against COVID-19 and an mRNA component in common between the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5 lineages to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant. The BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the Omicron variant are currently causing most cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and are predicted to circulate this fall and winter.

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine is also available at the same time, if desired.


Please refer to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccination website for more information 

 

In partnership with Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration, UMass Amherst continues to make vaccination appointments available at the university’s public COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

The vaccination clinic is run by the university’s Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC), in collaboration with the College of Nursing. 

Please refer to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccination website for more information 

The clinic is being held at the UMass Amherst Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way. Free parking is available at the nearby Campus Center Parking Garage. 

See Frequency Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccinations

Registration Tips

Chrome users should turn off autofill before trying to book a vaccine.

We recommend preparing in advance of beginning the registration process. Please have this information in hand to make the process more efficient, as we expect high demand for appointments. You will be booking your first and second doses at the same time.

  • Name
  • Email
  • Date of birth
  • Physical address
  • Phone number
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender

You must have access to the email account that you use for registration for official confirmation purposes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You DO NOT have an appointment until you receive a confirmation email with the date and time of your appointment as well as a QR Code, needed for your visit to the clinic.

Insurance is not required to be vaccinated, but if you do have insurance, we ask that you also enter the following:

  • Insurance company name
  • Insurance ID number
  • Subscriber's name

Medicare insurance holders: If you have a Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, please enter your Medicare insurance card information (referred to as the red, white, and blue Medicare card). More Info

if you are not able to sign up during this round of registration, please check back for updates.