The following is a press release from the Baker administration submitted to SOURCE media
BOSTON – Today, March 17, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the timeline for all remaining residents to be eligible for a vaccine.
The Administration also announced the weekly distribution of vaccine doses statewide for providers and a new $24.7 million investment in the Administration’s Vaccine Equity Initiative.
Vaccine Eligibility Timeline
Governor Baker today announced the dates that all remaining residents and certain worker groups will be eligible for a vaccine.
The Commonwealth’s detailed timeline adheres to the original timeline for the three phases announced in December.
All residents can preregister to book an appointment at a mass vaccination site at mass.gov/COVIDVaccine.
Appointments will be offered based on eligibility and available appointments nearby. It is expected that more sites will come online as part of the preregistration process in April.
Timeline for remaining groups:
- March 22nd: Residents 60+ and certain workers
- April 5th: Residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition
- April 19th: General public ages 16 years of age and older
The full timeline is available at mass.gov/COVIDVaccinePhases.
The Administration has received assurances from the federal government that an increased vaccine supply will be available to states soon.
Depending on supply, it could take weeks for people to be notified that an appointment is available at a mass vaccination site.