Boston – The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that residents over 55 and those with certain diseases will be eligible for vaccination on Monday, April 5.day.
In addition, the government announced that Massachusetts will adopt the CDC’s latest list of medical conditions. This week, the CDC added more medical conditions that are related to the increased risk of serious illnesses from COVID-19 (the full list is here). The state of Massachusetts will adopt this guideline and begin eligibility review of individuals with one of the above-mentioned diseases from April 5. Due to the adoption of the CDC list, more residents will be eligible from April 5th.
Residents over 55 years old and with certain health conditions
Monday, April 5dayResidents over 55 years of age and those with a specific disease will be eligible to be vaccinated at any of the more than 300 vaccination sites in the Commonwealth, including 269 pharmacies. Together with this group, there will be more than one million residents eligible to be vaccinated in the Commonwealth.
The full timetable can be found on mass.gov/COVIDVaccinePhases.
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Individuals can learn more about Commonwealth vaccination locations and pre-registration by visiting vaxfinder.mass.gov.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, the Commonwealth has added recently added conditions to the list of conditions that have led to an increased risk of individuals suffering from severe COVID-19 diseases.
Individuals who meet one of the following conditions are eligible for Monday, April 5th:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic lung diseases, including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate to severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension
- Dementia or other neurological diseases
- Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
- Down syndrome
- Heart disease (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy or hypertension)
- HIV infection
- A state of weakened immune function (weakened immune system)
- Liver disease
- Overweight and obesity
- Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
- Smoking now or before
- Solid organ or blood stem cell transplantation
- Stroke or cerebrovascular disease that affects blood flow to the brain
- Substance use disorder
For individuals who have pre-registered but want to update their information to reflect the new medical conditions recognized by the CDC and Massachusetts on April 5day: The competent authority is establishing a function for individuals to edit their submissions, and this function will be provided soon.
Festival Celebration Guidance
Although vaccine work continues throughout the Commonwealth, it is important that residents celebrate Passover and Easter weekend responsibly. Residents are encouraged to celebrate with their immediate family members and wear masks. If there is a small celebration, please consider holding it outdoors when the weather permits. If you can’t celebrate outside, make sure to open the windows to get fresh air.
Residents should continue to practice social distancing, limit your interaction with your loved ones, and conduct physical evacuation.
If you feel nauseous or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, encourage individuals to take the test. The test is free and widely available, with more than 400 test sites in the Commonwealth.