How to Register for a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment
For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, go to https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine. Vaccine supplies remain limited and it may take several weeks or more to schedule an appointment.
Who is eligible to receive the vaccine?
- People age 65 to 74
- People with 2 or more certain medical conditions
- People age 75 and older
- Companions bringing an individual aged 75 or older are also eligible to receive a vaccination at mass vaccination sites only.
- Low income and affordable housing senior residents and staff
- Health Care workers
- Long-term care settings
- First responders
- Congregate care settings
Where to find a vaccine
- Mass Vaccination Sites (high volume, large venue locations opened by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts). These include the following: Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Fenway Park in Boston, Eastfield Mall in Springfield, the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Danvers, the Natick Mall in Natick, and the former Circuit City in Dartmouth. These locations currently have the most availability and open appointments for the following week every Thursday.
- Health Care Locations
- Retail Pharmacy Locations
- Local Boards of Health
How to Register for a Vaccine Appointment
Vaccine supply is limited, you may need to wait several weeks to schedule an appointment, but you will be able to get a vaccine.
Steps to book an appointment:
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has now released a vaccination search tool to find available appointments. Go to https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/. The COVID-19 Vaccine Finder search tool aggregates frequently updated data from most vaccination centers in the state and displays them by location for a user to choose a site they prefer. The system then shows a link directly to that provider’s appointment page. This is only a search tool; it does not allow you to book the appointment from the site.
- When signing up, have your important information with you, such as your insurance card.
- You will be prompted to fill out the self-attestation form.
Need Assistance Making an Appointment?
Help is available! There are several great options for assistance signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
- Those who are unable to use or have difficulty accessing the internet to schedule an appointment online may use the Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line.
- Call 2-1-1 (877-211-6277) and follow prompts for assistance booking an appointment.
- Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Call the SeniorCare Vaccine Information & Support Team
- SeniorCare is here to assist people aged 60 and above and their caregivers as they navigate the very confusing and rapidly changing COVID-19 vaccine process. Our Vaccine Information & Support Team is ready to help all callers to learn about options, timelines, locations, restrictions, etc.
- People calling SeniorCare for information about COVID-19 vaccines will be asked to leave their name, phone number, and in which town they live. A SeniorCare staff member will return the call. Because of the volume of calls currently being received, this return call may be placed a couple days after the original request for help.
- The Vaccine Information & Support Team in is operation Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- Call your local Council on Aging
- Your local Council on Aging can also assist people aged 60 and above and their caregivers in navigating the COVID-19 vaccine process.
- Councils on Aging are currently experiencing a very high call volume. Expect to leave a voicemail message and wait for a call back.
- Find the contact for your local Council on Aging here.
Questions about vaccine safety
Click here to learn more about vaccine safety, how it was developed, how it works, and how vaccine safety is ensured.