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​COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Commonwealth Employees

You may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to get it. This page contains information for commonwealth employees about the vaccine. Please refer to the Department of Health's website for general COVID-19 vaccine information and FAQs.

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When can I get the vaccine? (Updated 4/12/21)

​Will the vaccine be offered at my worksite? (Updated 4/12/21)

​Will my agency require me to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

​Do I need to pay for the COVID-19 vaccine? Is it covered under my health benefits?

​Do I have to use leave to get the vaccine at an offsite location?

​Can Administrative (ADMN) leave be used for the time needed to get family members vaccinated? (Added 5/11/21)  

​Will I be required to return to my worksite from telework because I got the COVID-19 vaccine?

​My workplace is offering vaccines on site. What if I am not scheduled to work on the day that on-site vaccinations are offered?

​Should I keep working or return to work if I experience side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine?

If I have a reaction to the vaccine or develop side effects, what type of leave can I use?

​Can I stop other preventive measures at work, such as social distancing and wearing masks, after I get both doses of the vaccine?

​If I receive both doses of the vaccine and identified as a close contact of a positive case, must I still quarantine?