The Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Public Health have developed a vaccine distribution timeline which determines when individuals in Massachusetts are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Most individuals will be eligible to be vaccinated during Phase 3, which is tentatively slated to begin in April. To find out when you're eligible to be vaccinated, click here.
On February 17, Governor Charlie Baker announced that all Massachusetts residents age 65 and older, and residents with 2 or more certain medical conditions can begin booking vaccine appointments.
Residents age 75 and older will became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, February 1st.
Despite more residents becoming eligible, the availability of vaccine remains extremely constrained in Massachusetts, including in Lowell, due to federal distribution limitations. It may take several weeks for eligible residents to make an appointment.
Lowell Community Health Center is currently operating a vaccine clinic for its patients. For more information, visit the Health Center's website.
As more members of the public become eligible to receive the vaccine, all health care institutions including hospitals, community health centers and private medical offices will have access to the vaccine to vaccinate their patients. Pharmacies will also be able to vaccinate their customers.
Lowell residents are also eligible to seek appointments at public sites outside of the City including pharmacies and "Super Sites," which are equipped to handle a high volume of vaccinations. To view a map of active vaccine clinics in Massachusetts, visit: mass.gov/covidvaccinemap. Please note that many locations on this map are restricted to residents of certain regions. Locations listed on this map vary frequently.
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