Get Vaccinated and Stay Up to Date

Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.

Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, getting hospitalized, and even dying. As with vaccines for other diseases, people who are up to date are optimally protected. CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and older get their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, and receive a booster dose when eligible.

When Are You Up to Date?

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have followed the current recommendations listed below. The recommendations will be different depending on your age, your health status, and when you first got vaccinated.

Many people who are immunocompromised may need an additional dose as part of their primary vaccine series.

Note that booster shots are not recommended for everyone at this time.

Click here For vaccination guidance, including second-dose eligibility, provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).


The Gloucester Board of Health join the Center for Disease Control and Massachusetts Department of Public Health in encouraging everyone who can be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, to get the vaccine. Vaccination remains the best way to ensure protection against the worst symptoms of the virus and prevent death from its impacts.

Information on the closest location to receive a vaccine can be found at the Mass Department of Public Health's websites:


For information on where to get the Pfizer booster shot and whether or not you are eligible, please go to the State's webpage:

The Greater Cape Ann Community Collaborative offers regular vaccination clinics throughout the area.

Vaccines are free to all Massachusetts residents age 12 and above. No identification and health insurance are required.

Walk-ins will be accepted while supplies last at each clinic. However, everyone is encouraged to register for an appointment in advance by clicking here.

NIMVAX - Vaccine-only pharmacy opening at 600 Cummings Ctr, Suite 165-Z Beverly, MA -


Curative, the COVID-19 testing site has relocated to Stage Fort Park (24 Hough Ave) as of Wednesday September 7, 2022. 

Curative will remain at this location through the end of the year, and are available to provide PCR testing during open hours. 

Curative is offering two kinds of PCR testing:

Rapid PCR testing results in 1-2 hours. Rapid PCR tests are not covered by insurance and cost $135 per test.

Please check their website for hours of operation and to book an appointment!

Testing is available  by appointment and walk-up service is also available.

To schedule a test, please use the following link:

Questions / assistance booking an appointment is available through Curative Customer Satisfaction 888-702-9042

Mayor Greg Verga would like to thank the Department of Public Health, Curative and our state partners for making this testing site possible. As the cases continue to rise in our community, access to testing and vaccines is critical to the health and safety of our community.

State information on who should be tested, testing locations and the tests themselves can be found here:

The state of Massachusetts and Labcorp are teaming up to make convenient at-home kits for COVID-19 testing available to Massachusetts residents.

FREE COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests Available

Free COVID-19 Antigen Rapid tests and PPE supplies are available through the Gloucester Health Department. Contact us at 978-325-5260 for more information.