COVID-19 vaccine information for residents and staff at long term care facilities.
COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing homes, rest homes and assisted living residences
The Commonwealth has developed a vaccine distribution plan that prioritizes protecting the most vulnerable populations, including long-term care (nursing home, rest home, and assisted living) residents and staff. Massachusetts is implementing vaccine eligibility and distribution in a phased approach due to a limited federal supply of vaccine. Long-term care staff and residents were included in the first phase of distribution as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program (FPPP). Vaccination began on December 28, 2020 in nursing homes and January 11, 2021 in rest homes and assisted living residences. The program will conclude in April 2021; however, the state is working to ensure long-term care residents and staff can access vaccine once the FPPP ends.