COVID-19 Updates

 

The state has added a feature to the 2-1-1 hotline that allows eligible individuals age 75 and older to use the hotline to schedule vaccination appointments. For more information on scheduling an appointment via 2-1-1, visit https://www.mass.gov/doc/instructions-for-individuals-75-to-get-a-covid-...

The state has also announced that caretakers of the 75+ population (i.e. sons, daughters) will be eligible to receive their vaccination if they accompany a 75+ resident to one of these mass vaccination sites and have an appointment. For more information on this program, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccinations-for-people-ages-...

As a vaccine provider we must administer the vaccine in accordance with the State’s plan and as vaccine becomes available.  Boards of Health are informed about the opening of the various priority groups, within each Phase, at about the same time as the residents of the State. The Board of Health will inform the community as we are able to provide vaccinations but individuals looking to get vaccinated should take the following steps in pursuit of becoming vaccinated:

Please visit the State’s website (link provided at the end of this point) to find out when you would be eligible for receiving the vaccine; the site is updated regularly (https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations-for-ind...)

Contact your primary care provider to inquire when they will be administering the vaccine. Check with your local pharmacy, the large pharmacy chains to see when they will start to administer the vaccine. Check large throughput sites (www.cic-health.com/vaccine).  Eligibility for receiving the vaccine will be determined through the site.

The Board of Health is exploring options to be a partner in the State’s vaccination program, as the Phases and vaccine supply allows, but it is important for citizens to reach out to the locations where they are normally vaccinated to stay informed of their options.

 

Veterans 65 and older that are in the VA Health Care System can sign up for the Covid 19 Vaccine at the Bedford VA Hospital.

To make an appointment call 617-687-4000 or 617-687-2000.

 


Executive Office of Health and Human Services   

Rick Metcalf, R.S., District Sanitarian Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, 30 Central Ave., Ayer, MA 01432

Telephone: (978) 772-3335, Fax: (978) 772-4947, Email: [email protected]