COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Updated Nov. 29, 2021
The Vaccine Clinic will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec 10 and reopen at a date in January to be determined.
COVID-19 vaccinations including boosters for Pfizer and Moderna (3rd doses) and Johnson & Johnson (2nd dose), are available at the UMass Vaccine Clinic on the lower level of the Campus Center by appointment only. Flu vaccinations are also available for UMass students, staff and faculty.
Appointments for ages 12 and older available:
Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursdays 1 – 5 p.m.
Appointments for children ages 5-11 for second doses only is available:
Fridays, Dec. 3 and 10 from 2:30 – 5 p.m.
To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, please go to the Vaccine Appointment Scheduling page.
COVID-19 vaccines are available to the general public. Flu vaccines are only available to UMass students, faculty and staff.
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.
The clinic is being conducted at the UMass Amherst Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way. Free parking is available at the nearby Campus Center Parking Garage. Times and hours of the clinic may vary depending on vaccine availability and the state’s distribution plans.
Currently, the clinic is administering both the Moderna vaccine, which includes two doses administered 28 days apart, and the Pfizer vaccine, which includes two doses administered 21 days apart, and the Pfizer booster vaccine now available to eligible individuals. Children ages 5-11 receive a dose of the Pfizer vaccine designated for pediatric use.
COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
In accordance with new updated CDC and Massachusetts Department Public (MADPH) guidance, there are now booster recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) available in the United States.
Pfizer and Moderna
Individuals in the following groups are eligible to receive a booster shot at least six months after completion of their primary two dose series:
- Individuals 65 years and older
- Individuals 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Individuals 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Individuals 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
Individuals are able to receive a booster shot at least two months after their J&J/Janssen vaccine:
CDC recommendations also allow for mixing and matching of different COVID-19 booster doses. Eligible individuals may choose which booster vaccine they want. Some people may want the type they originally received; others may prefer to get a different booster.
Following the CDC and Massachusetts Department Public Guidance, people aged 18 and over who work or reside in schools are eligible for booster doses 6 months after completion of their Pfizer or Moderna primary series.
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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.
- Date of birth
- Physical address
- Phone number
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.