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Category: COVID19

Federal Govt Provides Free Rapid COVID-19 Tests

Jan 18, 2022 The federal government has launched an online resource to order free rapid COVID-19 tests. Each American household is entitled to free rapid COVID-19 tests, which can be ordered online at COVIDtests.gov. At the outset of the program, each household will be limited to four testing kits, which will be shipped for free…
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Digital Vaccine Card Available in Massachusetts

​Jan 10, 2022 CONTACT Terry MacCormack​ terry.maccormack@mass.gov Baker-Polito Administration Launches Tool for Residents to Access COVID-19 Digital Vaccine Card “My Vax Records” Provides New Option to Access Vaccine History and QR Code to Verify COVID-19 Vaccination BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a tool that gives residents a new way to access their COVID-19 digital…
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Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Availability

Sept 24, 2021 CONTACT: Kate Reilly, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Katelyn.Reilly@mass.gov  Baker-Polito Administration Provides Update on Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Availability Boosters available for all residents over 65 and individuals 18 and over at high risk who have received the Pfizer vaccine The Baker-Polito Administration announced how eligible Massachusetts residents initially can access…
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COVID-19 Vaccines

Aug 27, 2021 The news has been full of stories about COVID-19 vaccines, and the possible need for booster shots or a third inoculation for some people.  Unfortunately, we are seeing a significant amount of contradictory information. How do we know which information source is accurate? As many of us use the internet to try…
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Chronic Illnesses

Aug 6, 2021 People are living longer than any other time in history. Once you make it to age 65, data suggests you can expect to live another 19 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41% of people over 65 say their health is very good or excellent. Aging has…
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COVID-19 Resiliency Grant Fund

Mar 31, 2021 COVID-19 has created challenges for many of the nonprofits and public agencies across Massachusetts to meet the needs of their communities. The pandemic and the resulting economic shutdown have had significant effects on the services, operations, and people working and serving in the nonprofit sector. In particular, organizations that manage volunteers are…
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Councils on Aging Update

Updated Mar 12, 2021 The information here is valid as of Mar 12, 2021, but is subject to change. Please confirm service availability with your COA. Many Councils on Aging (COAs) and Senior Centers have closed their building due to the winter COVID spike. Most COAs are offering online programming or programming via local cable…
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Covid Vaccine Information

Update: Mar 25, 2021 Information on Covid Vaccine eligibility and availability is changing day by day, sometimes hour by hour. For the most up to date information, please visit the state information page at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information#covid-19-vaccine-.

Covid 19 Vaccines (1/25/2021)

This information is from a Commonwealth of Massachusetts memo dated 1/25/2021. Beginning Monday, February 1st, people ages 75 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts. The COVID-19 vaccine is provided free of charge. Find a vaccine location at: https://www.maimmunizations.org/clinic/search?page=1 When can I get vaccinated? Vaccinations for people ages 75 or older…
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New Years Resolutions 2021

Jan 1, 2021 Now that we have bid a fond farewell to 2020, many of us are considering what changes we might want to make for 2021.  It’s time to make our New Year’s Resolutions.  But, as most of us have discovered, it’s easier to make a resolution than to keep it.  Many experts on…
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