Children 12+ years Eligible for Vaccine as of May 10
Children 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Parents may register a child to receive the vaccine at any location offering the Pfizer vaccine. Contact your pediatrician with any questions about the vaccine and visit mass.gov/COVIDvaccine
- Preregister at VaccineSignUp.mass.gov to schedule an appointment at a mass vaccination or regional collaborative location;
- Use VaxFinder.mass.gov to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations.
Appointments are offered based on eligibility and availability of appointments at nearby locations. Learn more here
Youth Sports Guidance
Effective May 18, youth and amateur sports guidance will no longer require face coverings for youth participating in outdoor sports. On May 29, all youth and amateur sports restrictions will be lifted.
The MA Youth Sports Guidance can be found here
K-12, Early Education and Summer Camp Guidance
Following guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Early Education and Care, effective May 18 masks will no longer be required for outdoor activities such as recess, and children will be permitted to share objects in K-12 and childcare settings.
The Baker Administration will release updated guidance for summer camps, effective May 29, which we anticipate will eliminate a masks requirement for outdoor activities.