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Pfizer Booster Shots Begin Across Massachusetts

By Katie Lannan State House News Service SEPT. 27, 2021….With people 65 and older and some other populations now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots if they received the Pfizer vaccine, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that the state plans to make mobile booster programs available to people residing in long-term …

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Southcoast Health to offer test results and health records through CommonHealth app

Southcoast Health has partnered with The Commons Project Foundation, a not-for-profit public trust dedicated to building global digital services and platforms for the common good, to allow patients to access their Southcoast Health MyChart test results via CommonHealth securely. A privacy-preserving Android app, CommonHealth enables users to safely collect, store …

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New Bedford beaches closed to swimming indefinitely

The New Bedford Health Department has announced the city’s beaches have been closed to swimming due to the recent excessive rainfall. The water at all New Bedford beaches will be tested daily until acceptable water quality levels are obtained and swimming can resume at all sections. Further updates regarding openings …

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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be …

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