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Tell us: Have you had trouble getting your COVID-19 booster shot?

Some people looking to get the latest COVID-19 boosters are reporting a shortage of vaccines and canceled appointments, or troubles with insurance. What has your experience been like? Tell us in this survey.


Latest COVID vaccine rollout facing canceled appointments, pricey insurance bills

“If you’ve had a problem finding the vaccine, stick with it. More vaccine is on the way,” the CDC director said.

State officials monitoring COVID-19 ‘cluster’ at Holyoke Veterans’ home as 10 residents test positive

Formerly known as the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, a COVID outbreak killed at least 76 veterans in 2020.

Biden administration will again allow Americans to order free COVID-19 tests

The Department of Health and Human Services says orders can be placed at starting Sept. 25, and that no-cost tests will be delivered for free by the United States Postal Service.

FDA approves updated COVID vaccines to boost protection this fall

The FDA's decision opens the newest shots from Moderna and Pfizer and its partner BioNTech to most Americans even if they’ve never had a coronavirus vaccination.

The FDA just approved updated COVID boosters. Where and when can you get them in Mass.?

The shots are expected to be available as early as this week. Here's what you need to know.

US Justice Department says New Jersey failed veterans in state-run homes during COVID-19

New Jersey state-run veterans homes were unprepared to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 outbreak and suffered a “systemic inability” to implement care, the US Justice Department said.

First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19

Jill Biden is "experiencing only mild symptoms," her communications director said, and President Biden tested negative, the White House said.