HEALTH

Information to help you navigate COVID and your health in general.

COVID  VACCINE

 
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MA COVID Vaccine Appointments is a website that helps folks find available locations to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination. This is a user-friendly website. The site is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

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The Mass.Gov page lists the different types of COVID-19 vaccination sites and links to a vaccine finder tool for individuals currently eligible to be vaccinated. Additional locations will be added in the coming weeks. Appointments at mass vaccination sites are released weekly on Thursdays. Individuals will need to confirm they are eligible to get vaccinated in the current phase.

Details of Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. The plan includes three phases, which reflect several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden. 

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​This website will help you pre-register your COVID-19 vaccines. People who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the following mass vaccination locations: Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Reggie Lewis Center, DoubleTree Hotel-Danvers, Eastfield Mall-Springfield, Natick Mall, former Circuit City-Dartmouth.

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​In this video, Nancy Gaden, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, SVP, and Chief Nursing Officer at Boston Medical Center, provides an overview and non-technical explanation of how the vaccine works.

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​MCDHH provides accessible communication, education, and advocacy to consumers and private and public entities so that programs, services, and opportunities throughout Massachusetts are fully accessible to persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Also, available is the Coronavirus Visual Tool to assist Medical Professionals and Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals communicate better during medical appointments. 

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CDC is the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation. The tutorial above will introduce you to the CDC website and how to use it.

MENTAL HEALTH

 
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Many students have asked Sal how to cope with stress. In his personal life, Sal finds meditation invaluable for not only reducing stress and anxiety but also for enjoying the fullness of life. In this short video, Sal introduces you to simple meditation techniques to help you calm your mind, relax, and focus.

HELPFUL INFORMATION

 
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Learn to live a healthier life, both for yourself and your family. There are many items offered on WebMD one of which is “Living Healthy”.  Living Healthy offers information and tools to help you discover new ways of living an inspiring life through natural beauty, nutrition and diet, better relationships, and an active lifestyle.

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​Here are instructions for placing an order over the Internet on the cvs.com website. CVS delivers within 1 - 2 days or the same day of your delivery. CVS’s website allows you to order or refill medicines prescribed by your healthcare provider.

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Rite Aid is an American drugstore company. This tutorial teaches you how to create an account to manage your prescriptions and pick them up to the nearest pharmacy.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the United States, phone scammers have seized the opportunity, using robocalls and text message scams, to offer free home testing kits, promote bogus cures, sell health insurance, and promise financial relief.

The Federal Communications Commission has created a COVID-19 Consumer Scams video in American Sign Language (ASL). 

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PillPack is an American online pharmacy that sorts your medication by date and time, along with your other pharmacy items. PillPack delivers your medication monthly with free shipping while working with your doctors and insurance. 

HEALTH RESOURCES

 
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If you or anyone you know is at risk of suicide, or if you’d like to contribute to helping lifelines across the United States, then this service is crucial to understand. This tutorial will walk you through the basics of the website. 

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The focus of the SAMHSA, or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is to reduce impacts of mental health and substance use disorders within the United States.