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Residents 75 and Older Are Now Eligible to Register to Get the Vaccine

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We know Cambridge residents are frustrated with the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout process, and we are too. We will continue to provide updates as we learn new information. Unlike COVID-19 testing where the City can purchase tests and control how we organize testing sites, we have no control or authority over vaccine purchases or the distribution matrix as determined by the State's Vaccine Advisory Group. This is solely controlled by the Commonwealth. At this time, there are no public vaccination sites in Cambridge based on the Commonwealth’s distribution of vaccine supply. The City will continue to work with the State to establish sites in Cambridge depending upon vaccine availability.

Due to high demand and constrained vaccine supply, COVID-19 vaccination appointments for persons age 75+ (the first priority group in Phase II) are limited. More appointments will be available based on supply from the Federal Government. While appointments will be added to the State’s website at www.mass.gov/COVIDVaccineMap on a rolling basis, the Governor announced today that thousands of appointments will be added every week on Thursday for the State’s Mass Vaccination Sites at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Eastfield Mall in Springfield, and Doubletree Hotel in Danvers. If you can’t make an appointment at this time, please continue checking the state’s website, but be prepared that it may take several weeks to get an appointment.

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) will be contacting and scheduling COVID vaccinations for patients age 75 and older who receive their care at CHA. Patients can schedule their appointment themselves on CHA's MyCHArt online portal. If a person is age 75 or older and has a primary care doctor at CHA, but does not get contacted, they can call the CHA vaccine hotline at 617-665-1995 to make their first vaccine appointment.

Mt. Auburn Hospital (MAH) is rolling out the vaccine to those who qualify for Phase 2 beginning Monday, February 1 .MAH will make calls and/or send text messages to anyone with a primary care provider through them or Beth Israel Lahey Health so that they can register for a vaccine. MAH will have several vaccination clinics in the community for patients, including one at the Marino Center on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

The below is a map from the State that shows COVID-19 vaccine locations available in Massachusetts for currently eligible recipients.

Below is additional information from the State:

Eligibility requirements

Individuals age 75 and older are eligible beginning February 1, 2021. On Wednesday, January 27, individuals 75 or older can begin making appointments for dates February 1 or later.

Individuals must present proof of their eligibility to receive the vaccine. Some sites require individuals to attest to their eligibility as part of the online appointment scheduling process. All other sites will accept the Commonwealth’s Self Attestation form, which can be filled out online. Residents should be prepared to present this form in a hard copy or electronically at their appointment.

All sites require appointments.

Find a location to get vaccinated if eligible

Vaccine locations for eligible and active priority groups and phases.

  • Click the icon in the top left with the arrow to view a list of locations
  • Click on a map pin for hours, contact information, and sign up details
  • All sites require appointments.

Map Legend:

  • Red star: Mass Vaccination Sites (high volume, large venue sites)
  • Green star: General Vaccination Sites (healthcare locations)
  • Blue star: General Vaccination Sites (pharmacy/grocery locations)
  • Yellow star: Local Vaccination Sites (open to select cities/towns)

When scheduling an appointment for your second dose, please be sure you are scheduling through the same vaccination site as your first dose and follow their process for signing up for dose two.

The most up-to-date information with additional information is available on that State's website at http://www.mass.gov/COVIDVaccineMap 

Page was posted on 1/27/2021 8:46 AM
Page was last modified on 7/25/2023 12:31 AM
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