Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccination Is Under Way!

Manet is now scheduling appointments for our patients age 55 years and older, those with one certain medical condition or those who work in certain sectors (see below for details). We are actively outreaching to our eligible patients to schedule their appointments as soon as possible. Manet patients can also schedule an appointment using the links below or by using the Manet Patient Portal.

  • In addition to vaccinating our patients at our practice locations, Manet is also administering vaccines for local residents at several community locations in Quincy, Taunton, and Hull. In Taunton, vaccination clinics are currently limited to Manet patients and special groups. In Quincy and Hull, the Vaccine Clinics are open to Manet patients as well as eligible community residents. See below for registration information.
  • Vaccine appointments are required. No walk-ins will be accepted.
  • Vaccines are precious and time sensitive! Please be sure to contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel or change your appointment.
  • Space is limited at our vaccine sites. Please do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your appointment time.
  • Manet is now offering two authorized and recommended vaccines – Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Clinics will be supplied according to inventory and availability. We are not able to accommodate requests for specific vaccines.  Read more about the different vaccines here.
  • In response to recommendation from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pause administration of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines due to an extremely rare condition reported in six individuals nationwide (none of which are known to be linked to Massachusetts), the Department of Public Health has directed all providers to immediately pause administration of the J&J vaccine until federal health experts investigate this matter. The pause gives the time for scientists to better understand what has transpired. According to the CDC, more than 192 million vaccine (first and second) doses have been administered nationwide, including over 6.8M doses of J&J. We will post more information here as it becomes available.  Individuals who have received a J&J vaccine and have concerns should contact their primary care provider.
  • As Manet sidelines the J&J vaccine, our vaccine clinics remain open and ready to serve with our supplies of the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, which use a different technology to produce immunity and have not reported any safety concerns. Vaccination remains our best protection against COVID-19.
  • If you receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you will receive an appointment for your second dose at your first dose appointment. If you must change the date or time of your second appointment, you can call 617-376-3000.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must complete a consent form (English) (Spanish). Please download the form and bring it with you to your appointment. 
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City of Quincy

For those who need assistance using the web portal, the City is providing a registration and assistance call center at 617-376-1470 or 617-376-1298 for Chinese language assistance.


Mary Jeanette Murray Bath House, Nantasket Ave.

Please stay tuned for the next clinic.

Important Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine

The vaccine will be given to you at no cost, however the vaccine administration will be billed to your primary & secondary insurance. You do not have to pay any out of pocket fees, even if you are uninsured or undocumented.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Vaccines undergo rigorous testing and large clinical trials with diverse participants before they are approved for widespread use. Getting a vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 and may also help protect loved ones who are not yet vaccinated. For more on vaccine safety, visit

To make an appointment, you will self-attest that you are eligible for the vaccine. You do not need to confirm your eligibility with your provider; however you are encouraged to speak with your health care provider if:

  • You are under 55 years old and have questions about your eligibility due to medical conditions; or
  • You have concerns or questions about getting vaccinated because you are pregnant or breastfeeding, due to certain medical conditions, or for any other reason.

Supply of vaccine in Massachusetts is currently very limited. If you are eligible to receive the vaccine and are a Manet patient, we will be reaching out to you soon about scheduling a vaccination appointment at Manet or you may also choose to visit to find a location near you and to make an appointment. The website can be used to identify:

  • A mass vaccination site, examples include Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield, the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Danvers, the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury and others. These sites currently have the most availability for appointments;
  • Regional vaccine clinics operated by a local board of health;
  • Local pharmacies administering the vaccine.

Due to limited vaccine supply, available appointments are limited at this time. Appointments will be added as more vaccine becomes available. If you do not have access to the internet or having trouble using the internet, you can call 211 for assistance with scheduling an appointment, or your health insurer may also be able to help.

What to expect if you aren’t currently eligible for vaccine. If you do not qualify for vaccine at this time, there are no steps for you to take right now and you do not need to call our office. Please visit to learn more about the phases and to find additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Thank you for your patience as we seek to help our patients and eligible community residents get vaccinated as quickly and efficiently as we can.

The Manet Care Team

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Phase 1

(December 2020 – February 2021)
Listed in order of priority:

Phase 2

Currently Eligible:
Listed in order of priority:

Eligible April 5, 2021:

Phase 3

Eligible April 19, 2021:

If your group is not specifically listed in either Phase 1 or Phase 2, you will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 3, which will launch April 19, 2021.

***If you are a Manet patient in one of the eligible categories, we will be reaching out to you soon about scheduling your vaccine appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

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Manet’s clinical team is working closely with the Mass. Department of Public Health, Boston Medical Center Health System and the Mass League of Community Health Centers to ensure coordinated vaccination plan implementation — prioritizing at-risk populations and ensuring equitable access for all. Please see the state’s distribution timeline below.

We will be providing more vaccine-related updates and information in the coming weeks. In the meantime, it is important to remain vigilant about handwashing, social distancing and mask wearing and to turn to trusted sources for your information, such as those listed below:

Download the following handouts:

Getting Back to Normal (PDF)

Facts About COVID Vaccines (PDF)

Estimated Vaccine Distribution Timeline

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Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19

  • All COVID-19 vaccines that are in development or being distributed are being carefully evaluated in clinical trials and will be authorized or approved only if they make it substantially less likely you’ll get COVID-19.
  • Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases and early data from clinical trials, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Experts continue to conduct more studies about the effect of COVID-19 vaccination on severity of illness from COVID-19, as well as its ability to keep people from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection

  • COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you.
  • Clinical trials of all vaccines must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use, including COVID-19 vaccines. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine for use under what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
  • The first available COVID-19 vaccines are mRNA vaccines (The “m” stands for message: the message to create an immune response to protect us from viral infections). Researchers have been studying and working with mRNA vaccines for decades. These vaccines work by giving our cells the message to make a protein that looks like the one outside the coronavirus. Our immune systems recognize that this protein doesn’t belong and begin building antibodies. These antibodies help protect you against future COVID-19 infections.  These vaccines do not contain the live COVID-19 virus and the mRNA never interacts with or does anything to your genetic material/DNA of your cells. The mRNA breaks down after being used and the body will get rid of it.  
  • Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection, known as immunity. But experts don’t know how long this protection lasts, and the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness.
  • Both natural immunity and immunity produced by a vaccine are important parts of COVID-19 disease that experts are trying to learn more about, and CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic

  • Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
  • The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
  • Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available. As experts learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination may help reduce spread of the disease in communities, CDC will continue to update the recommendations to protect communities using the latest science.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we know if the vaccine is safe?

A vaccine will not be distributed in Massachusetts until the FDA determines the vaccine is safe.

It’s important to know that vaccines go through more testing than any other pharmaceuticals.  Before any vaccine is made available, it must go through rigorous development and testing. Manufacturing is critical — every dose must consistently be high quality. Additionally, extensive testing in clinical trials is conducted to prove safety.  First, small groups of people receive the trial vaccine. Next, vaccine is given to people with particular characteristics (e.g., age and physical health). Then, vaccine is given to tens of thousands of people and tested for effectiveness and safety.

After that, the data is reviewed by the FDA which approves the vaccine, and by an independent board, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which will make its recommendations for use.  These bodies are the final safeguards for the public ensuring any vaccine is both safe and effective.

Will I have to pay for the vaccine?

The vaccine is being provided free of charge to all individuals by the federal government.  Insurance companies are also committed to not charging any out-of-pocket fees or co-payments related to COVID-19 vaccine administration, and all health care provider sites that receive COVID-19 vaccine must agree to not charge patients any out-of-pocket fees or deny anyone vaccination services.


How do COVID-19 Vaccines Work?

COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get the illness. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection, but with all types of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of “memory” T-lymphocytes as well as B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that virus in the future.

It typically takes a few weeks for the body to produce T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes after vaccination. Therefore, it is possible that a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection.

Sometimes after vaccination, the process of building immunity can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity.

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