The Town of Nantucket, in partnership with the State of Massachusetts, is offering all COVID doses to all qualified residents in scheduled clinics held at the Elementary School Cafeteria on Backus Lane.
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Sites offering COVID vaccines on-island
- Dan's Pharmacy: COVID vaccine wait-list open. Currently providing Moderna vaccine. Wait list available on the website, https://www.danspharmacy.com/
- Nantucket Cottage Hospital: Boosters are by appointment only and can be made online at https://covidvaccine.massgeneralbrigham.org/
Appointments are seen at the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on the second level of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, in the Watkins Conference Room.
COVID-19 Vaccine History
On December 10, 2020, the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) held an advisory committee meeting to discuss authorization of the vaccine. An independent panel voted 17-4 in support of the FDA approving the vaccine. On the same day, Saudi Arabia approved the vaccine, becoming the 4th country to do so. On December 11, 2020, the United States officially became the 5th country to approve use of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. The FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and under the United States agreement with Pfizer, Pfizer agreed to an initial distribution of 2.9 million doses on an immediate basis and 100 million doses through March 2021, with the United States providing the vaccine free to the public.
On December 17, 2020 at 7:00 am, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Emergency Department Physician Assistant Maria Carey became the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.