Town of Nantucket Vaccination Programs
- The Town is now administering 3rd doses to the immunocompromised: If you believe you fall into this category, please click HERE and fill out the screening survey. If you meet the criteria you will be contacted by the Town to perform a secondary screening, then scheduled for your 3rd dose. No 3rd doses are given at the walk in clinic.
- Employee Vaccination Services: The Town of Nantucket is offering Vaccination assistance for business owners. If you are interested in participating in this program, please email Community Health Clinical Administrator Heather Francis.
- The Town of Nantucket has two standing COVID vaccine clinics, both taking place at the 1st Way School Administration site. They operate Thursdays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 to 2:00 pm. See full schedule below. Any questions regarding these clinics should go to Jerico Mele.
Other sites offering COVID vaccines on-island
- Dan's Pharmacy: COVID vaccine wait-list open. Currently providing Moderna vaccine. Wait list available on the website, call in requests at (508) 825-9100.
- Health Imperatives: Offering Johnson and Johnson. Call (508-228-9189) or visit www.healthimperatives.org/Nantucket to schedule an appointment.
- ACK Dental Arts: Offering Johnson and Johnson. Visit their website for more information: https://ackdentalart.com/.
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.