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When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Learn where you will fit into the COVID-19 vaccine distribution timeline.

The Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Public Health developed a vaccine distribution timeline after extensive consultation with the Massachusetts Vaccine Advisory Group.  The timeline reflects several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden. 

Graphic showing COVID-19 vaccination phase groups

Table of Contents

Overview and Current Status

Current status Phase 1, Priority Groups 1-4
Graphic showing COVID Vaccination Phase 1 Timing by Priority Group: As of the 2nd week of January: COVID-facing health care workers, all long-term care facilities, first responders and congregate care are underway

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

(Starting April 2021)

Click here for a list of who is eligible for vaccine in Phase 3.

The Commonwealth is in the process of standing up mass vaccination sites. Initially, these sites will be used for priority groups in earlier phases. Once the vaccine is available to the general public, public vaccine clinics will also be available on the CDC’s interactive website: You will also be able to check with your primary care provider, local pharmacy or local health department.