Please use the button below to register for COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine Sign Up
COVID-19 Vaccine Overview:
AFC Urgent Care Dedham now offers the COVID vaccine to all eligible patients. We are following regulations from both state and local government to keep communities safe and distribute the vaccine effectively.
Due to the limited supply of the vaccine, only those within specific groups may be eligible for the vaccine at this time. To determine whether or not you are eligible, please refer to the vaccine phases and information provided by Mass.gov. We have also provided information below.
If you are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine at this time, please use the appointment registration button above. If there are no time slots listed, it means there are no appointments available at this time. Please check back to the appointment site, as cancellations do occur and time may become available. Please do not call our center to check availability.
COVID-19 Vaccine Massachusetts Phases:
(December 2020 – February 2021)
Listed in order of priority:
- Clinical and non-clinical health care workers doing direct and COVID-facing care
- Long term care facilities, rest homes and assisted living facilities
- First responders
- Congregate care settings
- Home-based health care workers
- Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care
Listed in order of priority:
- Individuals age 75+
- Individuals age 65+, individuals with 2+ certain medical conditions (only those conditions listed as at increased risk for severe illness), and/or residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing.
- Other workers, including:
- Early education, K-12, transit, grocery, utility, food and agriculture, restaurant and cafe workers;
- Employees across the food, beverages, agriculture, consumer goods, retail, and foodservice sectors;
- Sanitation, public works and public health workers;
- Vaccine development workers;
- Food pantry workers and volunteers;
- Transit/transportation: Uber/Lyft/rideshare services/pharmacy delivery drivers, workers in the passenger ground transportation industry (e.g. paratransit for people with Disabilities, food delivery, non-urgent medical transport), Massport workers other than police;
- Convenience store workers (under grocery workers);
- Water and wastewater utility staff
- Court system workers (judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, clerks), other than court officers who are listed under first responders
- Medical supply chain workers
- Workers at manufacturers (including biotechnology companies and those companies that have shifted production to medical supplies), materials and parts suppliers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, printers, packagers, distributors of medical products and equipment (including third party logistics providers, and those who test and repair), personal protective equipment (PPE), isolation barriers, medical gases, pharmaceuticals (including materials used in radioactive drugs), dietary supplements, commercial health products, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies (including dispensers), sanitary goods, personal care products, pest control products, and tissue and paper towel products.
- Funeral directors and funeral workers
- Shipping port and terminal workers
- Individuals with one certain medical condition*
Details of certain medical conditions that make people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 2.
The CDC has defined the list of conditions below that cause individuals to be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Individuals with 2 or more of these medical conditions are eligible to receive the vaccine in Group 2 of Phase 2.
Individuals with 1 of these medical conditions are eligible to receive the vaccine in Group 4 of Phase 2.
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs:
Q. When is the vaccine coming?
A. The COVID-19 vaccine released in late 2020 for select groups and is now releasing in vaccination phases, as stated by the Massachusetts Department of Health. Check to see if you qualify for vaccine sign based on the current phase at this time.
Q. Who is eligible for the vaccine?
A. Right now, patients that fall under phases 1 and 2 are eligible for the vaccine. Senior citizens 65 and older as well as healthcare workers are the first designated phase to recieve vaccination followed by select groups of essential workers. Check to see if you fall under these categories before inquiring about registration.
Q. What are the policies for seniors?
A. Seniors are currently eligible to sign up for the vaccine on the sign up portal under phase 1 and phase 2 designation. Seniors that live in nursing homes or have multiple comorbidities are eligible for the vaccine as well.
Q. Is the vaccine safe?
A. The COVID-19 vaccine is the safest way to protect against the COVID virus. Misinformation on social media and other unverified sites can confuse patients, so it is important to consult with your local medical provider about vaccine safety. Vaccines are the most effective way for communities to build herd immunity against many viruses and diseases.
Q. What do I need to do to get the vaccine?
A. Patients need to sign up through AFC Urgent Care Dedham’s online portal if they qualify based on the current vaccination phase. We encourage all potential users to carefully read through each vaccination phase, according to the Massachusetts Department of Health guidelines, before inquiring about the vaccine.
Q. Where can I sign up and get the COVID-19 vaccine near Dedham MA?
A. Patients can sign up on the AFC Urgent Care Dedham website and contact our urgent care center to sign up and recieve the COVID-19 vaccine near Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Roslindale, and West Roxbury, MA.