COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOTS- Available at Whittier Street Health Center

  • April 11, 2022


COVID-19 Booster

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have questions about COVID-19 booster shots?

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COVID-19 Booster Shots Available at:

Whittier Street Health Center

1290 Tremont St. Boston Ma 02120

5th floor Vaccine Clinic



  • Why do I need to get a COVID booster?

The COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, but like many vaccines, a booster shot is needed to ensure the most protection over time. The COVID-19 booster provides added protection from the virus and its variants. Getting a booster helps prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death.


  • Which boosters are available?

Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson boosters are now available. They are all safe, effective, and free.


  • What do I need to bring with me to get a booster?

You don’t need an ID, health insurance, or a vaccine card to get a COVID booster. However, having your health insurance card and COVID-19 vaccine card can make your visit as quick as possible.


  • Is it time for me to get my booster shot?

Everyone should stay up to date with their vaccinations based on age and health status. You can get a booster if you are 12+ and it has been 5 months since your second dose of Pfizer, if you are 18+ and it has been 5 months since your second dose of Moderna or 2 months since your single dose of Johnson & Johnson.


  • Which booster should I choose?

All boosters are effective and based on CDC and FDA guidance, can be mixed and matched. If you have questions about your booster shot, talk to your health care provider.


A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).