Who is Eligible
People who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine:
- people ages 60 and up
- residents and staff of low-income and affordable senior housing (regardless of age)
- people with 2 or more higher-risk health conditions (see a list here)
- K-12 educators and school staff, afterschool program staff, and child care workers
- clinical and non-clinical healthcare workers, including mental health care providers
- home healthcare workers
- first responders
- residents * and staff of long-term care facilities including nursing homes, state hospitals, and developmental centers
- residents * and staff of congregate care settings including DMH and DDS affiliated group living environments, residential substance use programs, residential special education schools, homeless shelters, and correctional facilities
- certain workers including grocery and convenience store workers, food pantry workers or volunteers, transit/transportation workers, public health workers, court system worker (see a complete list here)
* this includes people 16 and up
People who will be eligible to receive the vaccine on April 5th:
- people ages 55 and up
- people with 1 or more higher-risk health conditions (see a list here)
People who will be eligible to receive the vaccine on April 19th:
- anyone ages 16 and up
How to Get the Vaccine
People can get vaccinated in their care setting or place of employment, by their primary care physician, at a pharmacy, or at a public clinic.
- Preregister to be notified when it’s your turn to schedule an appointment
- Find a COVID-19 vaccination site
- Need help? Call 211 for help scheduling your appointment.
- Homebound? Read about Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination Program.
- Need Transportation? MassHealth will provide free transportation to people with any type of MassHealth coverage. This includes Standard, CommonHealth, CarePlus, Family Assistance, and Limited, as well as the Children’s Medical Security Plan and Health Safety Net. If you are enrolled in OneCare, Senior Care Options, or Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, you can call your plan customer service to arrange transportation. All other people with MassHealth can call MassHealth Customer Service at 1-800-841-2900 or your MassHealth plan’s customer service number to schedule transportation. Read more about MassHealth transportation for vaccines here.
After the Vaccine
The Center for Disease Control & Prevention has issued Interim Public Health Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People – read them here. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their final shot.
Need more information about COVID-19?
- Information about COVID testing.
- Information about reopening.
- Find food resources, help with housing costs, and more from Mass 2-1-1.
- Get free counseling and support from Mass Support Network.
- As always, you can reach out to our COMPASS Helpline for more resources, information, and support. Call us at 1-800-370-9085 or email us at email@example.com.