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BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine site has crashed today, February 18.

The site is still crashed at 8 a.m. It was up after 9 a.m., as a few SOURCE readers said they were lucky to snag an appointment at the new Natick mall site.

But many seniors and other residents were frustrated with the state’s website and vaccine roll out this morning, and continue to be frustrated.

ā€œI am deeply disappointed that today so many Massachusetts residents are feeling frustration and anger on a day when we should be experiencing hope. I hear it and I feel it too,” said Senate President Karen Spilka. “The Senate and House is holding a public, livestreamed oversight hearing on Thursday, February 25 and we expect answers from those responsible for this failure. The Administration must deliver a better experience for our residents, who have already dealt with so much anxiety and disruption.ā€

Today is the first day individuals age 65 and older can register for the coronavirus vaccine

Today is the first day individuals can schedule appointments at the Natick Mall for vaccines.

Today is also the first day individuals with two co-morbidities can register for the vaccine.

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A million residents in the Commonwealth became eligible for the vaccine with the Governor’s announcement yesterday.

It is unknown what caused the crash of the Commonwealth’s site.

The State has not issued an estimated time when the site will be up and running again, as of this report posting.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.