Pandemic Information

For information on Monkey Pox click here.

Free Covid-19 Rapid Test Kits are being offered through the department of health and human services. Always read instructions and make note of expiration dates on these test kits. You can pick up 2 kits at the Randolph Public Health Office during regular business hours or sign up to receive yours in the mail at: https://www.covidtests.gov/

Older Americans with Medicare Part B (medical insurance), including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, can receive up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests per month - at no cost from participating pharmacies and health care providers for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. For more information including the list of participating pharmacies: https://www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus.

Free N95 Masks are being provided to local pharmacies and health centers in Randolph, both CVS and Walgreens will have masks.

If you do not have access to a computer

Individuals that do not have access to the internet may contact the departments listed below for your community, and they will assist you over the phone. You may also call the State 2-1-1 number for assistance.

The Randolph Integenerational Community Center- 781-961-0930 ext. 1

The Turner Free Library- 781-961-0932 ext. 2

Randolph Board of Health- 781-961-0924 or email: covidinfo@randolph-ma.gov

HOMEBOUND INDIVIDUALS

In-home vaccinations are available to individuals who are not able to leave their home to get to a vaccination site, even with assistance.

Call 781-961-0924 to make an appointment.

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Local Boards of Health:

Local Boards of Health were informed of the Commonwealth’s streamlined vaccination distribution plan that prioritizes equity and high-capacity throughput vaccination, particularly as vaccine supply from the federal government remains extremely constrained.

This streamlined distribution plan will increase vaccine access at high throughput vaccination locations such as mass vaccination sites or regional sites and at pharmacy sites. In addition to increasing efficiency in administering the vaccine, the Commonwealth will ensure that the program is equitable and meets the needs of communities that have been the most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Utilizing the social vulnerability index as a starting point, the Department of Public Health has identified 20 municipalities that have had the greatest COVID burden and have the greatest per centage of non- white residents. These municipalities are: Boston; Brockton; Chelsea; Everett; Fall River; Fitchburg; Framingham; Haverhill; Holyoke; Lawrence; Leominster; Lowell; Lynn; Malden; Methuen; New Bedford; Randolph; Revere; Springfield; and Worcester.

These municipalities will continue to distribute vaccine at the local level, are prioritized for the retail pharmacy program, and are served by community health centers and other health care providers administering vaccine.

Local Boards of Health will continue to play a crucial role in our collective plan to curb COVID-19. The Administration is asking Local Boards of Health to support these critical objectives:

Planning to vaccinate homebound individuals in their community and older adults in private and public low income and affordable housing.

Encourage residents to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites, retail pharmacies and other locations that are open to all residents.

Increase vaccine awareness of safety and efficacy so that when the Commonwealth does have more incoming vaccine from the Federal Government, and as more groups become eligible, communities are ready and willing to accept vaccine.

 Additional Information:

- Masks are required

- Wear a loose fitting short sleeve shirt. Do not wear a turtle neck, sweater or sweatshirt.

- Remove your winter coat if applicable.

- Please do not arrive before your appointment.

- If you receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is a 2-dose series, and you should receive your 2nd dose approximately 21 days after you have received your 1st dose.

- The whole process can take up to 60 minutes, from start to end.

- If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms on the day of your vaccination, you will need to reschedule your appointment.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Any health related questions (ie. should I get the vaccine if?) please refer to your primary care physician, hospital or clinic you are affiliated with.

What if I can’t get there and I need a ride? - Call the Senior Center Transportation line at 781-961-0930 x2 for assistance in booking a senior services van ride (only available Mon-Fri and limited - just for Randolph seniors), otherwise we recommend The RIDE at 888-844-0355

Can I get my vaccine elsewhere? - Yes, however you must ensure you get the same vaccine for your first and 2nd dose (Pfizer or Moderna)

How do I know what vaccine I was given? - You receive a vaccination card at the time of your first vaccine dose with the date, location, and type of vaccine given.

How do I track any symptoms I may have after getting my vaccine? – The CDC has the V-Safe after vaccination symptom checker. The website is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html

If you have more questions, please email: covidinfo@randolph-ma.gov

For a Fact sheet on the Pfizer Vaccine: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

 Second Dose:

How do I get my 2nd dose? – Those vaccinated must wait at least 21 days prior to receiving the second dose (for Pfizer). You will register for your 2nd dose in the observation area while you wait after your first dose, if you have a smartphone please bring it to use, otherwise assistance will be provided. If you reach 21 days and have not heard, please call your Board of Health - 781-961-0924

If you have any questions, please contact the Randolph Board of Health at 781-961-0924 or at gcody@randolph-ma.gov]

Click Here to View Community Resources for Randolph Residents

COVID INFO

Booster Shots: Click Here to Check Eligibility 

MA Digital Vaccine Card: Click Here For Info

TESTING AND VACCINATIONS AT 81 Memorial Parkway - this is a walk-in site, appointments are suggested but not required

Vaccinations are available Monday through Friday, from 8am-1pm - Click Here to Register in Advance

Testing is available Monday through Friday, from 2pm-7pm: Click Here Register in Advance

If you do not receive your test results from this Randolph Stop the Spread location, you can email Covid_results@cataldoambulance.com or call Cataldo Ambulance at 844-422-8253 with any questions.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR VACCINATION CARD WITH YOU IF THIS IS NOT YOUR FIRST DOSE OF VACCINE.

Vaccine Outreach & Equity Committee: any questions, email covidinfo@randolph-ma.gov

Click Here for State Vaccination Data