Reliant Medical Group is not offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments (including booster shots) at this time. We understand this may be disappointing for some of our patients and apologize for the inconvenience. COVID-19 vaccination is important for your health, and we hope you will seek vaccination elsewhere. Below is information about how to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Massachusetts.
- Vaccine Eligibility
- Pediatric Vaccines
- Booster Shots
- Vaccination Locations
- Staying Safe
- Vaccine Mandates
- Reliant Employee Vaccination Policy
Pediatric Vaccine Update
The FDA and CDC have approved the emergency use of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. Reliant Medical Group pediatricians recommend all eligible pediatric patients receive the vaccine, as it’s important for children’s health and the health and safety of those around them. However, there are some exceptions:
- COVID-19 vaccine is not recommended for anyone who is allergic to PEG (polyethylene glycol).
- If your child has ever had an immediate and severe allergic reaction to a vaccine or injectable therapy, you should consult your child’s PCP prior to them getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
At this time, Reliant is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines will be available at retail pharmacies like CVS and local city/town/state vaccination sites. Some school districts may also be offering the vaccine. Visit vaxfinder.mass.gov to see a list of all vaccination locations in the state.
If you have questions or concerns about your child receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please consult with your pediatrician. For more information on the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/planning/children.html.
CDC Guidelines Around Booster Shots
The CDC announced that anyone age 18 or older may be eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, anyone 18 or older is eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series. For people who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
To find a vaccine site near you, visit www.vaxfinder.mass.gov. Patients without internet access can call 2-1-1 for assistance.
Homebound Vaccination Program
Massachusetts has launched a COVID-19 Homebound Vaccination program for people who are not able to leave their home to get to a vaccination site, even with assistance. If you or your loved one is eligible for an in-home vaccination, you can call the Homebound Vaccination Central Intake Line at (833) 983-0485. You will be able to speak with a representative who will ask questions to determine if an in-home vaccination is appropriate. If in-home vaccination is appropriate, you will be registered with the State Homebound Vaccine Provider or referred to your local Board of Health to schedule an appointment. Learn more here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-homebound-vaccination-program
Regardless of your vaccination status, we are still in a pandemic and keeping yourself and others safe is extremely important. Click here to read the precautions that the CDC recommends you take, and what’s changed, if you’ve been fully vaccinated.
Many companies and federal, state and municipal offices are requiring employees to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Reliant Medical Group supports vaccination for all eligible individuals. Therefore, in accordance with CDC and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine guidelines, Reliant is not providing COVID-19 vaccine medical exemption letters unless a patient has had history of a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis to one of the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
In order to keep our patients and staff safe, Reliant Medical Group employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 30, 2021.