COVID-19 Updates and Information

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FREE Covid kits beginning September 25th, 2023

Beginning September 25th, 2023 every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home through  
these tests will detect the currently circulating COVID-19 variants. People are encouraged to use the free tests immediately as Americans prepare for travel and gatherings with friends and family throughout the 2023 holiday season.  
Before You Throw Out "Expired" Tests: Check to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended.

New status information will be published at soon as it is received.

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As of September 1, 2022, updated Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters are now authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC: These updated boosters will be available in MA starting the week of September 5th.


1.           What are the updated boosters?

The new COVID-19 booster vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer are updated versions of the original vaccines. The updated boosters were recently authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC.


2.           Who should get the new booster?   

Anyone age 12 or older who completed a primary COVID-19 vaccination series or received a booster dose at least two months ago should get the updated booster as soon as possible.


3.           Why do I need a booster?   

Staying up to date on vaccines, including boosters, is the most effective way to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. While vaccine protection decreases over time, boosters restimulate the immune system and increase vaccine efficacy again. Boosters are an important defense, even if you’ve already had COVID.


4.           When and where can I get a booster?  

Updated boosters will be available in Massachusetts starting the week of September 5, 2022. You can get a booster at many locations across the Commonwealth, including where you received previous vaccines. Locations include doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies, and community health clinics.


5.           Where can I get more information?

You can visit for the latest information (note: this webpage will be updated later today)

If you have questions or concerns please call the Health Department at 978-692-5509.

  1. Health Department

    Physical Address
    55 Main Street
    Westford, MA 01886


    Fax: 978-399-2558