2019 Novel Coronavirus

The City of Malden’s resource page for the COVID-19 Coronavirus is full of information from local, state and federal resources.  To help keep our residents safe, we recommend that you follow these steps to stay informed and safe: 

  • Regularly visit this page as it will change frequently
  • Subscribe to our Public Health Website Alerts to receive text or email alerts when any new or major changes occur in 
  • Register for our Public Alert system to receive important broadcast alerts via text and/or phone.
  • Share these resources with other Malden residents who are not aware of this page, do not have access to the internet or do not speak English as their primary language. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vaccines are safe and are one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick from COVID-19. The vaccine doesn’t contain the virus that causes COVID-19, so it can’t make you sick. You may experience mild side effects after getting the vaccine, but this is a sign that your body is learning how to protect you. Massachusetts has started to vaccinate against COVID-19.
 Here are a few important things to know: The vaccine is free anyone who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts can get a vaccine
 you can get vaccinated even if you are undocumented. 
Getting a vaccine will not impact you or your family’s immigration status. 
The Public Charge rule does NOT apply to getting the vaccine.

Malden COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative

Weekly Vaccine Equity Allocation: The 20 equity communities receive additional COVID-19 vaccine allocations for priority populations that are separate and apart from weekly allocations that come from the state and federal government to other providers (e.g. mass vaccination sites, regional collaboratives, community health centers and pharmacies). This additional weekly equity allocation is between 400 and 1000 doses, based on municipality population.

As a municipality with a population greater than 50,000 but less than 100,000, Malden’s equity allocation is 600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per week.

Malden has been allocated a  total of 4,000 additional equity vaccine doses as of April 16, 2021.


Learn More about the vaccine equity resources available to Malden.

How to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

  1. Check your eligibility .
  2. If you are currently eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine follow the steps below to book an appointment.
    • Find a location and schedule an appointment online
      • Individuals 75 and older without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance. Language interpretation will be available.
      • Malden residents who have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for the vaccine can call the Malden COVID-19 Vaccine information line at (781)661-8500. Language interpretation will be available by request.
  3. Prepare for your appointment.
    • Bring an ID with your name, if you have one, to verify your name in the vaccination system. You can still receive the COVID-19 vaccine without insurance or an ID.
    • Bring your health insurance card, if you have one. Your insurance will be billed at no cost to you. You do not need to be insured to receive the vaccine.
    • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.

What to know before going to your COVID-19 Vaccine appointment

  1. The vaccine is free. You will never be asked for a credit card number to make an appointment.
  2. You must make an appointment to get a vaccine.
  3.  The vaccine requires two doses. You should make sure you have a second appointment scheduled from the same site, or know how to schedule it, before leaving your first appointment.
  4. If you need public transportation, use the MBTA trip planner.
  5. Mystic Valley Elder Services is offering free rides to residents age 60+ can contact MVES at (781) 324-7705 to request a ride to your vaccine appointment. (Please make sure you have your appointment already scheduled)
  6. You must confirm you are eligible for your phase.
  7. You can get a vaccine even if you do not have insurance, a driver’s license, or a Social Security number.

Current Rules and Guidelines

List of the current restrictions and guidance from City, State and Federal.

Resources to Help

Resources to help businesses and individuals during COVID-19

Your Health and Wellbeing

List of health resources for you to stay well or get well.