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COVID-19 RESOURCES:

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.


Statement from the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
April 13, 2021: The FDA and CDC recommended that U.S. federal distribution channels, including all vaccination sites, pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until a review of the vaccine is completed. This is in response to an extremely rare occurrence of potentially dangerous blood clots, which was reported in 6 individuals nationwide.


BARNSTABLE COUNTY ANNOUNCEMENT:
*As of Friday, April 9th, 24-hour notice of clinic registration openings was discontinued; the public can expect any upcoming Barnstable County regional vaccine clinics to be posted and open for registration on Fridays before noon.* 


  Navigating the Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System PrepMod Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment created this video to walk people through the state of Massachusetts online COVID-19 vaccine registration process located at: www.maimmunizations.org   WATCH VIDEO

Cape Cod Regional Vaccine Consortium: FAQs-click here.

LOOKING TO SCHEDULE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT?
– Use www.maimmunizations.org for state/county mass sites, excludes pharmacy options.
– Use https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/ to search for pharmacies/independent sites.
– Call 2-1-1 (mass vaccination sites only), details below.
– Call Barnstable Helpline, 774-330-3001, (Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm).
– Check the Town of Chatham COVID-19 Information regularly.
– Continue to check this page for updates.
– CCRTA will provide transportation for seniors, 1-800-352-7155
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– Harbor Community Health Center (Hyannis):508-778-5420, limited doses .


Preregister at VaccineSignUp.mass.gov to be notified when it’s your turn to schedule an appointment at one of 7 mass vaccination locations: Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Reggie Lewis Center, DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Natick Mall and former Circuit City in Dartmouth. *Note you do not need to be in one of eligible groups to pre-register. Everyone can pre-register and you’ll be in the queue based on your eligibility.


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 healthplan or PACE provider for help with transportation.

CDC: WHEN YOU’VE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED- CLICK HERE:
After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can:
– Gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
– Gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with is at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

For questions regarding testing and vaccination logistics. The helpline is not for individual diagnosis (if you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, call your healthcare provider). Call volume is extremely high; you may need to leave a message and wait for a call back.

Please click on the links below for information provided by the state, county and town:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS:

 BARNSTABLE COUNTY:

 TOWN OF CHATHAM:

  HEALTH RESOURCES:

 SCAM & FRAUD INFORMATION:

  ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES:

 U.S VETERANS:

  • 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.

Values Statement

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:

  1. 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.
  2. We affirm the dignity and value of all Chatham residents.
  3. We safeguard privacy and confidentiality.
  4. 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.
  5. We celebrate the contributions of all who partake in and support COA’s programs and services.
  6. We commit to ongoing research and evaluation to identify new needs and self-assess our effectiveness.