COVID-19 Vaccine Information

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccines at LCHC

LCHC recommends getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Many of our staff have received the vaccine to protect themselves and to protect our community.

The City of Lynn was faced with a high number of Covid-19 cases, resulting in many challenges for our community. Our goal is to make it safe to be able to visit local stores, small businesses and reopen schools. Most importantly, we would like for families and friends to gather in person again. This will only be possible by working together, receiving the vaccines and following social distancing protocols.

We are working as quickly as we can with other Lynn agencies to make the vaccine available to the public.

 

We are following Massachusetts’ guidelines to know when to vaccinate patients. You can read the whole plan on the state’s website here.

 

Eligible Persons to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts: 

For current patients of LCHC, we will contact you when you qualify for the vaccine. You do not need to call for this information; we will contact you.

Who should get vaccinated for COVID-19?

The goal is for all adults to be able to get vaccinated as soon as possible. At first, COVID-19 vaccines may not be recommended for children. In early clinical trials for various COVID-19 vaccines, only non-pregnant adults participated. However, clinical trials continue to expand those recruited to participate. The groups recommended to receive the vaccines could change in the future.

Why should I get vaccinated?

Vaccines protect us from disease by teaching our body’s immune system to recognize and fight the disease faster and better. You cannot get the disease from a vaccine, but without a vaccine, you may get the disease. Many diseases have become rare or eradicated as a result of vaccines. Our future depends on the steps we take together to control the spread of the disease. Help take control and make a difference by doing your part in ending the pandemic. Get vaccinated as soon as the supply becomes available.

Where do I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccines will be available at many locations, including LCHC.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

The safety of all vaccines is studied thoroughly in clinical trials. To read about this process, click here.

How can I keep track of COVID-19 vaccine information?

This page is continually updated with COVID-19 vaccine information from the Massachusetts Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

 

View the entire Massachusetts timeline here:

 

 


LCHC’s Statement on the COVID-19 Vaccine:

Throughout the pandemic LCHC has worked closely with the City of Lynn on how to lessen the impact of COVID-19 in our community. The COVID-19 vaccine is the next step in this evolution, in order to prevent transmission or having severe COVID-19, and a key step toward controlling the pandemic. We have formed a multidisciplinary team and are working closely with the Lynn Department of Public Health to plan vaccination for our community. We are committed to following the guidelines the State has set forth in order of vaccination, and look forward to starting to vaccinate our higher risk patients and essential workers. Ensuring equitable distribution throughout our community is of the utmost importance, and we will strive to do so. We look forward to a community wide effort toward vaccination, to allow us all to move forward through the pandemic. In the meantime, please continue wearing your masks and social distancing.