Wednesday, February 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations for People Ages 75 and Older | Individuals Ages 65+, Individuals with 2+ Certain Medical Conditions / Assistance Scheduling an Appointment

>>Click here to register for a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at the DoubleTree Hilton in Danvers for Phase 2 >>



 >>Click on the map below to look for other locations offering the COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 2 >>

 

Peabody: CVS  

All eligible people statewide  

174 Main St., Peabody, MA 01960 

Phone: (978) 977-4844

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov


Peabody: Pediatric Health Care Associates

Eligible people in Essex County

10 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov

(978) 818-6792

Call the listed number and leave a message with Full Name, Phone number and DOB and a return call will be placed to schedule an appointment.

Left side of Main entrance to our office. Follow signage.

Monday, Wednesday

 

Beverly: Pediatric Associates of Greater Salem

All eligible people statewide

30 Tozer Rd, Beverly, MA 01915

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov

Online booking only

Enter through rear of the building and follow signage

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday


Salem: CVS 

All eligible people statewide

300 Canal Street, Salem, MA 01970

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov

Check-in 15min prior

Daily


Lynn: CVS

All eligible people statewide

200 South Common St., Lynn, MA 01905

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov

Check-in 15min prior

Daily


Lynn: Stop and Shop 

All eligible people statewide

35 Washington Street, Lynn MA 01904

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov

All patients are required to wear a mask. Vaccine is available by appointment only to those that are designated to be vaccinated according to the states priority groups. Please do not arrive at the pharmacy more than five minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Bring your driver�s license and insurance card. All patients will be asked to wait in the pharmacy area for a required observation for 15-30 minutes after receiving their vaccination.

Daily


Danvers: Doubletree Hotel

All eligible people statewide

50 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov

Two areas of parking are available just west of the facility. Entry can be found on the north end of the Grand Ballroom complex. Exit can be found on the west end of the Grand Ballroom complex. 

Wheelchairs are available on-site for guest use and there is accessible drop off and pick up. Ramp accessibility is available. Additional accommodations for entry and exit are available.

Daily 


Danvers: Walgreens 

All eligible people statewide

107 High St, Danvers, MA 01923

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov

Appointment only

Daily


Information for people ages 75 and older

Eligibility

People ages 75 and older are eligible for the vaccine beginning on February 1st. Individuals age 75 or older can begin making appointments for dates Monday, February 1 or later as early as Wednesday, January 27. 

Please note, it may take several weeks to get an appointment at a location near you. As more vaccine supply arrives in Massachusetts, additional appointments will become available.

Vaccination locations

Because vaccine supply is limited, you may need to wait several weeks to schedule an appointment. Please visit the Commonwealth’s webpage with vaccination locations for the current list of open sites, including:

  • A mass vaccination site launched by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These sites currently have the most availability for appointments.
  • Some local Boards of Public Health administering the vaccine. 
  • Some local pharmacies administering the vaccine.
  • Some primary care providers will be offering vaccines to patients later in the vaccine distribution process. If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from your primary care provider, there is no need to contact your provider at this time. 
    • Primary care providers may reach out with more information or to schedule an appointment when vaccines are available. There is no vaccine waitlist or similar sign-up process with primary care providers.  
  • Your housing property. If you live in an eligible public or private affordable low income senior housing there may be an onsite clinic being planned. 

Please note that the vaccination locations page will be updated frequently as new locations come on line.

Assistance Scheduling an Appointment

If you are unable to schedule an appointment online or would like assistance with the scheduling process, more information will be shared in the coming days. Some resources that may be able to assist you include, but are not limited to, the following local organizations: 

Additional information on ways to get assistance scheduling an appointment will be shared as they become available.

If you are unable to leave your home due to health conditions for a routine medical appointment, additional information regarding vaccination options will be released shortly to ensure all eligible people are able to access the vaccine.

Appointment documentation

  • When scheduling your appointment or at the time of the appointment, you will be required to review vaccine eligibility criteria and confirm (or attest) you are eligible to receive the vaccine. The attestation will be done:
  • At your appointment you may be asked for the following information:
    • Insurance card. Vaccination is free whether you have insurance or not. If you have insurance, please bring that information with you.
    • Government-issued identification or license. 

You will never be asked for a credit card number to make an appointment. You may get a vaccine even if you do not have a driver’s license or a Social Security number

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals Ages 65+, Individuals with 2+ Certain Medical Conditions to Begin on February 18th


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ni
February 17, 2021

CONTACT
Sarah Finlaw
sarah.finlaw@state.ma.us

 

      

 

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals Ages 65+, Individuals with 2+ Certain Medical Conditions to Begin on February 18th

 

BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced individuals ages 65 and over and those with 2+ certain medical conditions, including Asthma, can visit www.mass.gov/covidvaccine to start booking an appointment for vaccine beginning tomorrow, February 18th

 

With this announcement, almost 1 million individuals are newly eligible for vaccine.

Due to extremely high demand for appointments and limited vaccine supply, it could take more than a month for all eligible individuals to secure an available appointment, unless federal supply significantly increases. Recently, Massachusetts has been receiving approximately 110,000 first doses per week from the federal government. Residents are encouraged to keep checking the website as appointments are added on a rolling basis.  

 

Individuals 65 and over:

 

Individuals 65 and over, including residents and staff of low income and affordable public and private senior housing are eligible to receive vaccine effective tomorrow, February 18th.

 

Residents and staff of low income and affordable public and private senior housing can learn more about vaccination options here.

 

Individuals with 2+ Certain Medical Conditions:

 

Individuals 16 and older with two or more of certain medical conditions (defined below) are eligible for vaccine, effective tomorrow.

 

In concert with CDC guidelines, the Commonwealth has adopted the list of conditions that cause individuals to be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Massachusetts has also identified moderate to severe asthma as an eligible medical condition.

 

Phase 2 eligible conditions:

 

  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

 

Learn more from CDC: COVID-19: People with Certain Medical Conditions

 

Mass Vaccination Appointments:

 

Tomorrow morning, over 70,000 appointments are scheduled to be posted at mass vaccination sites (Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Double Tree Hotel in Danvers, Fenway Park in Boston and Gillette Stadium in Foxboro).

 

Details for booking can be found via the COVID-19 Vaccine Finder, which enables residents to search for a vaccination location and view appointment availability before scheduling. The tool can be accessed via the state’s vaccination website at www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine or directly at https://vaxfinder.mass.gov.

 

Individuals that are unable to access appointments via the internet can call 211 and follow the prompts for vaccine appointments.

 

There are currently over 170 vaccination locations across the Commonwealth. Currently, almost 95% of our population lives within a 45-minute drive of a mass vaccination site or within 30 minutes of a regional (high volume site) - not counting the pharmacies, provider and community health center vaccination sites.

 

Local Boards of Health:

 

Today, Local Boards of Health were informed of the Commonwealth’s streamlined vaccination distribution plan that prioritizes equity and high-capacity throughput vaccination, particularly as vaccine supply from the federal government remains extremely constrained.

 

This streamlined distribution plan will increase vaccine access at high throughput vaccination locations such as mass vaccination sites or regional sites and at pharmacy sites. In addition to increasing efficiency in administering the vaccine, the Commonwealth will ensure that the program is equitable and meets the needs of communities that have been the most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. 

 

Utilizing the social vulnerability index as a starting point, the Department of Public Health has identified 20 municipalities that have had the greatest COVID burden and have the greatest per centage of non- white residents. These municipalities are: Boston; Brockton; Chelsea; Everett; Fall River; Fitchburg; Framingham; Haverhill; Holyoke; Lawrence; Leominster; Lowell; Lynn; Malden; Methuen; New Bedford; Randolph; Revere; Springfield; and Worcester. 

 

These municipalities will continue to distribute vaccine at the local level, are prioritized for the retail pharmacy program, and are served by community health centers and other health care providers administering vaccine. 

 

Local Boards of Health will continue to play a crucial role in our collective plan to curb COVID-19. The Administration is asking Local Boards of Health to support these critical objectives:

 

  • Planning to vaccinate homebound individuals in their community and older adults in private and public low income and affordable housing.
  • Encourage residents to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites, retail pharmacies and other locations that are open to all residents.
  • Increase vaccine awareness of safety and efficacy so that when the Commonwealth does have more incoming vaccine from the Federal Government, and as more groups become eligible, communities are ready and willing to accept vaccine.

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine in MA?

>>Click here to link to Mass.gov for Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Info>>

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Learn where you will fit into the COVID-19 vaccine distribution timeline.

The Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Public Health developed a vaccine distribution timeline after extensive consultation with the Massachusetts Vaccine Advisory Group.  The timeline reflects several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden.

Overview of COVID-19 vaccine phase timeline. Full details in the sections below.

Overview and current status 

COVID-19 Vaccination in MA: Phase 1 & 2 Eligibility. All phase 1 priority groups are currently eligible for vaccination. Phase 2, group one: Individuals age 75+ will be eligible on February 2. The rest of Phase 2 groups are not yet eligible.

When Can I Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

>>Click here to link to Mass.gov for Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Info>>

>>Click here for a list of who is eligible for vaccine in Phase 2 >>

>>Click here for Vaccine Locations - Updated Frequently >>

 

>>#1 Individuals Age 75+ >>

>>#2 Senior Housing Settings >>

>>#2 Individuals 65+ and Individuals with 2+ commodities >>

>>#3 Workers in certain sectors (education, grocery, transit, more) >>

>>#4 Individuals with 1 Comorbid Condition >>