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COVID-19 Updates & Vaccine Information

If you are ill and believe you may have COVID-19, call the MVH Call Center at 508-684-4500.


COVID-19 Updates & Vaccine Information

Third Dose Vaccinations

On August 13, the CDC recommended that individuals with specific immunocompromising conditions – and who have received their course of two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines – receive a 3rd dose to complete their initial series. The list of conditions/treatments can be found here.

Recipients of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine are not eligible to receive additional doses. The FDA’s recent EUA amendment only applies to mRNA (Moderna and Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccines, as does CDC’s recommendation. For detailed information on clinical considerations for COVID-19 vaccination, visit the CDC’s website.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is communicating these recommendations directly to patients on Patient Gateway over the next several days, including information on how to access vaccine across Massachusetts. Patients will not need a doctor’s note to receive a 3rd dose. Additional information about vaccination options available at the MVH site is forthcoming.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you have received the first dose of the vaccine at a different location and would like to make your second dose appointment at MVH, please call 508-684-4500.

If you are unable to make your appointment, please call  508-684-4500 to let us know. We are currently experiencing a high demand and can offer the appointment to someone else. Thank you for your cooperation.

The vaccine clinic will now operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and will be located at the MVH drive-thru testing tent by the flagpole.

Informed Parental Consent COVID-19 Vaccination for Under 18
Consentimento Informado — Vacinação contra COVID-19 para menores de 18 anos

If you need assistance, please call the MVH Call Center at 508-684-4500.

If you would like to search for vaccine appointments at other sites, please visit the state website.

Prepare for Your Appointment

Please be on time for your appointment. We have limited space at the hospital, so we ask you not to show up too early and not late. We appreciate your cooperation.

We will ask when you get to the hospital (to receive your vaccine) to follow certain safety protocols – which are mandatory.

We do so to protect not only you but our staff and others in the hospital.

  • Everyone must wear an approved hospital mask when in the hospital. The mask or face covering someone brings with them is not acceptable per our safety protocols.
  • There will be a screening process when you arrive which includes a few questions, such as are you feeling well today, and do you have a cough, for example.
  • You will be asked to sanitize your hands when you arrive.

Thank you for your help following these simple steps to keep everyone safe. 

For answers to frequently asked questions- including questions about allergies, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and immunocompromised individuals- please visit the Mass General Brigham Vaccine Information page.

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

First dose vaccinations today
Second dose vaccinations today
Third dose vaccinations today
Total first dose vaccinations
Total completed vaccinations
Total third doses

As of September 8, 2021, at 4:30 pm

COVID-19 Vaccinations at MVH are reported Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Vaccinations given after 4 pm will be included in the following day’s totals- “Total first dose vaccinations” or “Total completed vaccinations.”

From the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:

Thursday, September 2nd

In Dukes County:

Percentage of Individuals with at Least One Dose Administered
Percentage of Individuals Fully Vaccinated

COVID-19 Testing Numbers at Martha's Vineyard Hospital

Total number of patients tested for COVID-19 at MVH
Total positive tests
Previous report's total positive tests
Total negative tests
Pending tests
Current COVID positive hospitalizations at MVH

As of September 10, 2021, at 3:00 pm

COVID-19 testing numbers from MVH are reported Monday – Friday.

COVID-19 Testing Tent Hours

Mondays8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesdays8:30 am - 11:00 am
Wednesdays8:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursdays8:30 am - 11:00 am
Fridays8:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturdays8:30 am - 10:30 am

Please call 508-684-4500 to make an appointment.

Visiting Martha's Vineyard Hospital

For inpatient visitors

Hours: 11 am - 8 pm

As of July 9, Martha's Vineyard Hospital allows two visitors OR support persons per patient per day. This means inpatients can have two visitors; two support persons; or one visitor and one support person.

Under some circumstances, facilities may need to restrict visitation. 

This is for patients not isolated for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in the units that are able to meet the requirements below.

For outpatient visitors

As of June 15, one visitor or support person is allowed in outpatient areas (areas for patients who are not admitted to the hospital, for example, in the emergency room, surgical or procedural rooms, or clinics).

Please note that in some situations, we may need to limit visitors to ensure patient and staff safety.

All visitors and support persons must meet the requirements below.

Requirements for all visitors and support persons

    • All visitors and support persons are screened for symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, muscle aches, or new onset of loss of taste or smell). No individuals with any symptoms are allowed. Visitors and support persons with active COVID-19 infection will not be permitted. Visitors and support persons on the day of the visit can use the Mass General Brigham Prescreen tool or complete a screening in person.
    • All visitors and support persons must wear a facility-issued mask at all times while in our facilities; non-hospital masks or other personal protective equipment are not permitted. All visitors and support persons must perform hand hygiene upon entry to the facility. 
    • Visitors and support persons will not be permitted if the visitation poses a significant infection control risk to the patients, visitors, or staff.

Updated July 6, 2021

All patients and visitors are screened for symptoms before entering our facilities for the health and safety of all.

For faster entry:

  1. Use our online app at: prescreen.massgeneralbrigham.org.
  2. Answer our screening questions.
  3. Enter our facilities faster using your digital pass.

If you have questions, call the MVH Call Center Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm