Board of Health provides update on Massachusetts vaccine rollout

The State of Massachusetts has a plan to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to the citizens of Massachusetts. The Board of Health is currently assisting with State’s rollout plan; we have completed the first dose clinics for the town’s First Responders.

As a vaccine provider, we must administer the vaccine in accordance with the State’s plan and as the vaccine becomes available. Boards of Health are informed about the opening of the various priority groups, within each phase, at about the same time as the residents of the State.

The Board of Health is exploring options to becoming a partner in the State’s vaccination program, as the phases and vaccine supply allows, but it is important for citizens to reach out to the locations where they are normally vaccinated to stay informed of their options.

The Board of Health will inform the community as we are able to provide vaccinations, but individuals looking to get vaccinated should take the following steps.

  1. Please visit the State’s website to find out when you would be eligible for receiving the vaccine; the site is updated regularly
  2. Contact your primary care provider to inquire when they will be administering the vaccine
  3. Check with your local pharmacy or large pharmacy chains (i.e., CVS and Walgreens) to see when they will start to administer the vaccine
  4. Check here for information about the state’s mass vaccination sites. Eligibility for receiving the vaccine will be determined through the site.