COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

The Health Center is hosting a walk-in (no appointment necessary) Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic Thursday, May 20th at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Please enter through the Currier Road entrance and follow the volunteers directions to the barn for your vaccination.

For more information about the Health Center’s efforts related to COVID-19, including testing, please click here. If you have questions regarding scheduling your vaccination online, please call the Health Center at 508-477-7090 then dial 0.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Which vaccine is Community Health Center of Cape Cod using?
A: We are currently using the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you are an eligible minor (16 or 17 years of age), and wish to schedule a vaccination appointment at a scheduled Pfizer clinic, please read and complete the Pfizer Minor Consent Form and bring it to your scheduled appointment.
Moderna Vaccine Information Packet
Pfizer Vaccine Information Packet
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Information Packet

Q: What do I need to receive a vaccine?
A: When scheduling your appointment or at the time of the appointment, you will be required to review the eligibility criteria and confirm you are eligible to receive the vaccine. The attestation will be done verbally over the phone, verbally or in writing at the vaccination site, or online if using an online appointment scheduling tool with the COVID-19 Massachusetts Vaccination Attestation Form. When the appointment is scheduled, the vaccination site will provide specific details on any information you may need to bring to the appointment. If you have an insurance card, please bring it with you to the appointment, although it is not required to receive the vaccine.

Q: How important and safe are the vaccines?
A: From Mass.Gov: The COVID-19 vaccines are safe. The available COVID-19 vaccines are approved and recommended by the FDA and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices following standard testing and approval processes. The vaccine will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus. Vaccines undergo rigorous testing and large clinical trials before they are approved for widespread use. Vaccination is the best protection for these individuals to reduce the risk of severe illness due to COVID-19. Getting vaccinated may also protect others around you who have not yet received the vaccine.

It will be important to continue to wear masks any time you are outside of your home until enough people are vaccinated. While the vaccines have been shown to be effective in helping the person vaccinated not get seriously ill from COVID-19, they have not yet been proven to reduce that person’s ability to transmit COVID-19 to others. Until we know more, continue to stay at least six feet away from other people, wear a mask, and wash hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

If you have any concerns about getting the vaccine due to a medical condition, please discuss these concerns with your primary care physician.

Q: When I am scheduled to receive a vaccine at Community Health Center of Cape Cod, how long will the appointment take?
A: Expect to be at the appointment for about 30 minutes. 15 minutes for the administration, 15 minutes for observation

Q: What do I need to bring with me to my vaccine appointment?
A: All you need to bring is a mask that covers your nose and mouth and if you are an eligible minor (16 or 17 years of age), you will need to read and will complete the Pfizer Minor Consent Form to be brought to your scheduled appointment.

Q: Where can I find more information about the Health Center’s efforts related to COVID-19, including testing?
A: For information about the Health Center’s COVID-19 efforts, please click here.

Q: What if I still have questions?
A: For more information on COVID-19 vaccine safety visit www.mass.gov/COVIDVaccineSafety. To contact Community Health Center of Cape Cod, please call (508) 477-7090.