Health care workers, first responders and nursing home residents have been receiving the vaccine and the state will determine the next group of eligible people.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has determined the phases of the vaccine distribution and who is eligible when. The state’s plans could change, so stay up to date at Massachusetts’ vaccine website.
How will I know when I can get the vaccine?
Your doctor’s office will contact you by letter, phone, email or patient portal when you meet the eligibility requirements of one of the state’s phases. There is no need to contact your doctor now. We promise to keep you informed about the state’s rollout plans and when and where you can receive the vaccine.
What about my friends and family members?
If they are also patients of ours, we will contact them when it is their turn. If they see a doctor with a different health system, that doctor’s office should be contacting them. The state also is planning large vaccination clinics for the public.
What do I need to do in the meantime?
There is nothing you have to do at this time. We are committed to getting the vaccine to every patient as quickly as possible.
You can use this time to review vaccine information prepared by our expert physicians. Learn about the rigorous review process the vaccines went through and get the facts on vaccine safety and effectiveness.
Do I need to get both doses from the same place?
Yes, both doses of the vaccine should be provided by the same provider. By scheduling your first vaccine dose with us, you are agreeing to get your second dose from us as well. You need to receive both doses as the effectiveness of the vaccines has only been studied after two doses.
Please also keep up your safety practices.
You are helping to keep you and your loved ones safe when you wear a mask, stay 6-feet apart, don’t gather in groups, and clean your hands.