If you haven’t yet met any of the qualifications needed to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts, you likely will soon.
Starting April 19, Massachusetts is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who is over 16 years old and who lives, works, or studies in the state. To prepare yourself for the sign-up process, you can pre-register anytime before the 19th as long as you meet those aforementioned qualifications.
Massachusetts residents can pre-register through vaccinesignup.mass.gov by filling out a form and answering some basic questions about themselves and their health. Once the pre-registration is complete, you can accept weekly updates from the state on your registration status. This is to remind you that you have been put on the waiting list and will be contacted once you are able to book your appointment.
Once you are able to book your vaccine appointment, you will be alerted the day before the state is going to send you a booking link. The next day, you’ll receive the link to book and have 24 hours to schedule a vaccine appointment at any of the following locations:
Bangs Community Center-Amherst, DoubleTree Hotel-Danvers, Eastfield Mall-Springfield, former Circuit City-Dartmouth, Gillette Stadium, Hynes Convention Center, Marshfield Regional Collaborative, Natick Mall, Reggie Lewis Center
While booking an appointment, you’ll be met with various times and dates at locations nearest you. Once you pick one that works best, you will be asked to fill out a 10-minute screening process. This will ask questions related to your health, occupation, and health insurance, if applicable. Once this pre-screening is complete, you will receive a confirmation number that will be needed upon arrival at your appointment.
If you do not book an appointment within those 24 hours, you will be kept on the waiting list and another booking link will be sent out to you once more vaccines are available.
For more specific information and to pre-register to get on the list before April 19th, visit: https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine