Individuals age 75 and older can now 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 at 1 of 4 mass vaccination locations can make an appointment to also be vaccinated at the same location on the same day.
Mass vaccination locations have the most appointments and update their schedules every Thursday. Mass vaccination locations include the vaccination site at Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield, the Natick Mall, and the former Circuit City in Dartmouth.
- Only one caregiver is permitted to schedule an appointment with each 75+ resident.
- If a 75+ resident already has their first appointment booked, caregivers can schedule an appointment to receive their first dose when they accompany for the second dose appointment.
How to schedule a caregiver appointment for 75+ residents
- Use the mass vaccination location’s scheduling tool to book a second appointment at the time or around the time of the 75+ resident’s appointment. New appointments are added each week for the following week.
- Vaccination locations will make every effort to take both individuals together to reduce wait time, even if their appointment times are not at the same time.
- 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
Individuals 75 and older can now make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Because vaccine supply is severely limited, you may need to wait several weeks to schedule an appointment.
- Individuals 75 and older without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.
- If you have questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment, you may also contact the regional Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) and local Councils on Aging.
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
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
- If you have questions, call 2-1-1.