Individuals age 75 and older are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccinations for people ages 75 and older
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Mass vaccination sites will vaccinate individuals accompanying 75+. Appointments needed.
If you are scheduling an appointment without a caregiver, click to learn how to book and prepare for your appointment.
Individuals accompanying a 75+ resident to their vaccination appointment can make an appointment to also be vaccinated at the same location on the same day.
- Only one caregiver is permitted to schedule an appointment with each 75+ resident.
How to schedule a caregiver appointment for 75+ residents
- If you are 75 or older and would like someone to go with you, preregister at VaccineSignUp.mass.gov to be notified when it's your turn to schedule an appointment at a mass vaccination or regional collaborative location
- Call 2-1-1 to book an appointment for yourself and your companion once you receive the notification that an appointment is available for you
- Caregivers will need to attest that they are accompanying a 75+ resident to be vaccinated. Learn more about preparing for your appointment.
How to schedule and prepare for your appointment
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:
- Preregister at VaccineSignUp.mass.gov to be notified when it's your turn to schedule an appointment at a mass vaccination or regional collaborative location
- Use VaxFinder.mass.gov to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations
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.
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.
Instructions in multiple languages
Frequently asked questions
If you have questions, call 2-1-1.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccine safety, visit mass.gov/COVIDVaccineSafety.
Where to go for more information:
- Information for residents and staff of affordable senior housing
- Information for staff and residents of long term care facilities, ALRs and Rest Homes
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Massachusetts
- Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Updates in Massachusetts
- COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Timeline and Eligibility
- Current COVID-19 Vaccine Locations
- COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
- Sign-up for COVID-19 Alerts
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