2019 Novel Coronavirus

The City of Malden’s resource page for the COVID-19 Coronavirus is full of information from local, state and federal resources.  To help keep our residents safe, we recommend that you follow these steps to stay informed and safe: 

  • Regularly visit this page as it will change frequently
  • Subscribe to our Public Health Website Alerts to receive text or email alerts when any new or major changes occur in 
  • Register for our Public Alert system to receive important broadcast alerts via text and/or phone.
  • Share these resources with other Malden residents who are not aware of this page, do not have access to the internet or do not speak English as their primary language. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

 The vaccine doesn’t contain the virus that causes COVID-19, so it can’t make you sick. You may experience mild side effects after getting the vaccine, but this is a sign that your body is learning how to protect you.
 Here are a few important things to know: The vaccine is free anyone who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts can get a vaccine
 you can get vaccinated even if you are undocumented. 
Getting a vaccine will not impact you or your family’s immigration status. 
The Public Charge rule does NOT apply to getting the vaccine.

COVID-19 Booster Shots

Individuals who are immunocompromised due to particular health conditions have been eligible for a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine since August 13. The following individuals are now eligible for a booster dose of Pfizer 6 months after their second shot:

  • People 65 years and older
  • Residents of long term care settings
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their occupational or institutional setting

Learn more about the Covid-19 Booster visit mass.gov/covid19booster and schedule an appointment

How to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

  1. Check your eligibility .
  2. If you are currently eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine follow the steps below to book an appointment.
    • Find a location and schedule an appointment online
      • Individuals 75 and older without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance. Language interpretation will be available.
  3. Prepare for your appointment.
    • Bring an ID with your name, if you have one, to verify your name in the vaccination system. You can still receive the COVID-19 vaccine without insurance or an ID.
    • Bring your health insurance card, if you have one. Your insurance will be billed at no cost to you. You do not need to be insured to receive the vaccine.
    • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.

What to know before going to your COVID-19 Vaccine appointment

  1. The vaccine is free. You will never be asked for a credit card number to make an appointment.
  2. You must make an appointment to get a vaccine.
  3.  The vaccine requires two doses. You should make sure you have a second appointment scheduled from the same site, or know how to schedule it, before leaving your first appointment.
  4. If you need public transportation, use the MBTA trip planner.
  5. Mystic Valley Elder Services is offering free rides to residents age 60+ can contact MVES at (781) 324-7705 to request a ride to your vaccine appointment. (Please make sure you have your appointment already scheduled)
  6. You must confirm you are eligible for your phase.
  7. You can get a vaccine even if you do not have insurance, a driver’s license, or a Social Security number.

Current Rules and Guidelines

List of the current restrictions and guidance from City, State and Federal.

Resources to Help

Resources to help businesses and individuals during COVID-19

Your Health and Wellbeing

List of health resources for you to stay well or get well.