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COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals with certain medical conditions

Details of certain medical conditions that cause people to be at increased risk of severe illness due to COVID-19.

People age 16 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated.

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Steps to get your vaccination

You will not need copies of medical records or a note from your doctor or health care provider.

Individuals age 16-17 should only receive the Pfizer vaccine. Read more about vaccine safety.

Step 1: Preregister for a mass vaccination or regional collaborative location, or find a location and schedule your appointment

There are different ways to find a vaccine appointment:

Massachusetts’ preregistration system makes it easier to request and schedule an appointment. People can preregister for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at mass vaccination locations and certain regional collaborative locations only. More locations will continue to be added.

Once you sign up for preregistration, you’ll receive weekly status updates. You can opt out at any time if you find an appointment elsewhere. Once an appointment is available, you’ll be contacted with the opportunity to book the appointment and have 24 hours to accept it.

Massachusetts receives a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government each week. Due to high demand and very limited supply, it may take several weeks to schedule an appointment or to be notified that an appointment is available.

Individuals without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule or preregister for their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.

Step 2: Learn how to prepare for your appointment and what you need to bring with you.

You will never be asked for a credit card number to make an appointment.

Medical conditions

The CDC has defined the list of conditions that cause individuals to be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. 

Medical Conditions:

Learn more from CDC: COVID-19: People with Certain Medical Conditions



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