Gov. Baker: Caregivers Accompanying Seniors 75+ Can Get Their Vaccine Also Starting Thursday

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BOSTON – Effective Thursday, February 11th, at the massive vaccination sites only, an individual who is accompanying a person age 75 or older to get the vaccine may schedule their own appointment to be vaccinated on the same day, announced Governor Charlie Baker today, February 9.

A caregiver must schedule their own appointment online for the same day and location as the 75 or older resident. Only one caregiver may accompany a 75 or older resident.

The massive “mass” vaccination locations will make every effort to take both individuals together to minimize wait time, even if the appointment times are not identical. The ,massive vaccine sites include Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, the soon-to-be Natick mall site, etc.

Individuals can go to mass.gov/covidvaccine and schedule two separate appointments at either the same time or adjacent.

For the companion appointment, select the option ‘I am accompanying someone who is age 75+ to their vaccination appointment and my appointment is the same day.’

If individuals are unable to use or have difficultly accessing the internet, they may call 2-1-1 for assistance booking both appointments.

Only one caregiver is permitted to schedule an appointment with the 75+ resident.

A caregiver may receive their first dose of the vaccine if the 75+ resident is receiving their second dose.

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