We recognize the confusion and frustration the COVID-19 vaccination process is causing for many people within our community. As always, the Chatham COA is doing its best to support Chatham’s 60+ residents and their caregivers. We continue to monitor and share the most up-to-date information to which we have access.
Baker-Polito Administration to Lift COVID Restrictions May 29, State to Meet Vaccination Goal by Beginning of June –
click to read entire press release.
CDC: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated – click here for full details.
CDC: Choosing Safer Activities – click here for full details.
Mass Vaccination Sites Open for Walk Ups:
Beginning Monday, May 10th, some of the Commonwealth’s mass vaccination sites will open for walk up vaccination. These sites include: Gillette Stadium, the Hynes Convention Center, the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, the DoubleTree in Danvers, the former Circuit City in Dartmouth, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield and the Natick Mall. Residents should still go to VaxFinder to find a location near them and plan their vaccination. Residents will be able to use each site’s VaxFinder listing to either book appointments or view more details about walk-up appointments. VaxFinder also lists important information like each site’s accessibility options, MBTA Trip Planner and more. Over 500 locations have open availability on VaxFinder. https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/
Barnstable County and the mass vaccination sites will be filling vaccination appointments from the new, vaccine pre-registration system called color. Pre-registration will be required for all future county clinics. Pre-register here. Once you are pre-registered, the system will alert you via your preferred form of communication (phone, email or text) when there is an opportunity for you to schedule an appointment. Appointments are offered based on eligibility and availability of vaccine. Barnstable County clinics will continue to take place weekly at the Cape Cod Community College gymnasium. Maimmunizations.org will no longer be used.
Cape Cod Healthcare is also offering vaccine. Vaccinations can be scheduled through the Cape Cod Healthcare patient portal (mychart). To sign up for mychart or access your CCH mychart, please click here.
Harbor Health and the Town of Barnstable will be operating vaccination clinics at the Barnstable Senior Center (825 Falmouth Rd, Hyannis, MA) to register for an appointment, please click here.
Community Health Center of Cape Cod is holding vaccination clinics in the Falmouth/Mashpee area. Please click here to see availability.
Use vaxfinder.mass.gov or vaccinefinder.org/search/ to find other available vaccination sites (CVS, Stop & Shop)
Schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine with Cape Cod Healthcare
All Massachusetts residents age 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as of April 19, 2021.
Cape Cod Healthcare has now opened up online self-scheduling for a first dose appointment.
Vaccines are administered at our drive-through Cape Cod Hospital Community Vaccine Clinic at the Melody Tent in Hyannis.
Schedule a Vaccine Appointment Online
Cape Cod Healthcare will expand hours for its first dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics to include weekend and
evening hours, beginning the first week of May.
For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Resource Center Vaccine Page.
For individuals who prefer to schedule an appointment by phone, please call the COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Line at 508-534-7103.
MA VACCINE SCHEDULING RESOURCE LINE, CALL 2-1-1 and follow prompts
HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon – Thu, 8:30am-8:00pm; Fri – Sun, 8:30am-5:00pm
– Resource for those who have difficulty accessing the internet.
– Primarily for appointments at mass sites: Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Reggie Lewis Center, DoubleTree Danvers, Eastfield Mall Springfield, Natick Mall, and former Circuit City in Dartmouth.
– Reps have same access to appointments as public website.
– If no appointments available, callers can be placed on a call-back list.
MASSHEALTH TRANSPORTATION TO VACCINE APPOINTMENTS:
– For individuals with MassHealth coverage or the Health Safety Net.
– Call to schedule: 800-841-2900 (TTY: 800-497-4648). FAQs
– Senior Care Options/One Care Plan/PACE should contact health plan or PACE provider for help with transportation.
Please click on the links below for information provided by the state, county and town:
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS:
- COVID-19 Vaccination Locations
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- COVID-19 Updates and Information
- Regulations & Guidance
- COVID Safe Practices Concern Form
- Barnstable County Health
- COVID-19 Testing on Cape Cod
- Updates/Alerts, CC COVID-19 Response Task Force
- Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force
TOWN OF CHATHAM:
- Town Manager’s Community Update, 05/14/2021
- COVID-19 Information
- COVID-19 Housing Resources
- Chatham Coronavirus Impact Fund Info
- What To Do If You Have COVID-19
- Cape Cod Healthcare COVID-19 Resource Center
- Coronavirus Symptom Checker
- Negative COVID-19 Test Results, Fact vs. Fiction
SCAM & FRAUD INFORMATION:
- General Information
- COVID-19 Vaccination Scam Alert
- COVID-19 Testing Scam Alert
- Avoid Financial Scams, Cape Cod 5
ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES:
- MassHealth Coverage during COVID-19
- Food and Meal Options
- Caregivers Support Groups
- Free Legal Help with SS Issues during COVID-19
- Affordable Internet, Comcast
- Utilities during COVID-19, Greater Boston Legal Services
- COVID-19 Vaccines at VA
- Are you a U.S. Veteran receiving VA benefits? Veterans Affairs is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to veterans. The VA is reaching out directly and prioritizing contact based on a veteran’s level of risk for infection. If you are receiving VA benefits, and you feel the VA might not have your current contact information, please call the VA Patient Call Center at 1-877-222-VETS (8387).
Welcome to the Chatham, MA Council on Aging website. Here you’ll find everything from the FLASH Newsletter to our events, calendars, registration forms, and more. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 508-945-5190.
COA Mission Statement
We support Chatham residents age 60 and over with a range of health and wellness, social, educational and outreach programs and services to enhance the quality of their lives. We welcome the support of Chatham residents of all ages to promote our mission through community service and resource development.
Since its inception in 1974, the Chatham COA has worked to unify the community in enriching the lives of our over 60 population and those who are caregivers. We offer a wide range of programs and services which are health and wellness oriented and which promote congenial, social and educational opportunities. As a dynamic organization the COA must work in these times to meet the evolving needs of Chatham’s over 60 population. To that end the COA shall be guided by these core values:
- We welcome all residents, both those age 60 and over who are eligible for our services and those of all ages who wish to contribute volunteer service to their community.
- We affirm the dignity and value of all Chatham residents.
- We safeguard privacy and confidentiality.
- We commit to ongoing outreach efforts to identify the needs of at-risk residents age 60 and over, and in partnership with other agencies and resources, arrange for consultation, intervention and referral as needed.
- We celebrate the contributions of all who partake in and support COA’s programs and services.
- We commit to ongoing research and evaluation to identify new needs and self-assess our effectiveness.