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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for all Massachusetts residents.

The Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan includes three phases based on your eligibility status. You can check your eligibility for one of the FDA authorized vaccines by referencing the list below, or by using this tool provided by the state government.

Once you find out your eligibility you can pre-register here to be notified when its your turn to schedule an appointment at one of 7 mass vaccination locations:   Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Reggie Lewis Center, DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Natick Mall and former Circuit City in Dartmouth.

You can learn more about preregistration by following this link.  You can also use this website to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations.  

PHASE 1

(December 2020 – February 2021)

Listed in order of priority:

  • Clinical and non-clinical health care workers doing direct and COVID-facing care
  • Long term care facilities, rest homes and assisted living facilities
  • First responders 
  • Congregate care settings
  • Home-based health care workers
    • Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care

PHASE 2

(February-March 2021)

Listed in order of priority:

Group 2: Individuals age 65+, individuals with 2+ certain medical conditions, and/or residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing.

[Effective 3/11/2021] K-12 educators, K-12 school staff, and child care workers

Group 3: [NOT YET ELIGIBLE]

Other workers who are likely to be exposed to COVID-19, including:

  • Restaurant or café workers
  • Grocery or convenience store workers
  • Food panty workers or volunteers
  • Food, meatpacking, beverage, agriculture, consumer goods, retail, or food service workers
  • Vaccine development workers
  • Medical supply chain workers
  • Transit / transportation workers
  • Sanitation workers
  • Public health workers
  • Public works, water, wastewater, or utility workers
  • Court system workers (judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, clerks), other than court officers who are listed under first responders
  • Funeral directors or funeral workers
  • Shipping port or terminal workers

Group 4: [NOT YET ELIGIBLE]

Individuals with one certain medical condition

PHASE 3

(Starting April 2021)

If your group is not specifically listed in either Phase 1 or Phase 2, you will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 3, which we expect to launch in April. The vaccine is expected to be available to the general public, including:

  • Higher education workers, including administrators, teaching and non-teaching staff;
  • Bottled beverage industry workers;
  • Veterinarians

GUIDANCE FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE

For people who have been fully vaccinated, the CDC has released the following guidance on what fully vaccinated people are allowed to do and how they can take precautions in public:

For now, fully vaccinated people can:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic

For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:

  • Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
  • Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
  • Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations