Boston’s Vaccine Mandate Starts This Weekend

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With the surge of Omicron still in full force and winter compelling most people inside once more, Mayor Michelle Wu and team announced that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required in order to enter restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues starting in Boston Saturday, January 15th. Similar to other cities (such as New York, Chicago, Washington D.C.), if you are 12+ you will have to show proof that you’ve had at least one shot if you wish to dine, exercise or attend an event inside (children ages 5-11 must have proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Tuesday, February 15th). The mandate also requires that city employees need to be vaccinated by the same deadline as well.

Make sure to carry your card (in a ziplock bag for safe keeping), have a photo of your offical immunization card or upload it to any COVID vaccine verification app including the new “B Together” app (which goes live on Saturday as well). See the City of Boston website for more information on the mandate, info for individuals and businesses, and where to get vaccinated. Help continue to keep the hard-working and resilient family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy and help continue to keep the community strong.

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