News Flash

Board of Health

Posted on: January 25, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration: COVID-19 Vaccine Update - Phase 2 - February 1, 2021

Baker Polito

Date of Record: January 25, 2021

The Baker-Polito Administration announced an expansion of COVID-19 vaccination sites in all parts of the Commonwealth, including new mass vaccination sites, pharmacy locations and local sites.

The Administration also announced updates to plans for Phase Two of the Commonwealth’s distribution plan. Individuals 75 years or older will now be the first priority group in Phase Two, and individuals 65 years and older have been moved into the second priority group, in addition to individuals with two comorbidities. Starting on February 1 individuals age 75 or older can be vaccinated. Vaccination sites can be found on the Commonwealth’s map at mass.gov/COVIDVaccineMap. 


Vaccine Sites:
The Commonwealth’s ability to reach vaccination capacity will depend on the federal government sending larger quantities in the coming weeks.  We’ll continue to build capacity in anticipation that the supply will increase. At the moment, MA has received and distributed 98% of our total allocation from the federal government.

  • Mass.gov/COVIDVaccine has details on eligibility and a map of open vaccination sites and sites that are coming online soon.  The map allows those who are eligible to make appointments.

  • Vaccination Sites are established in every region to provide maximum efficiency, geographic spread and equity for all residents.

  • In addition to mass vaccination sites at Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park, sites will open in Springfield, Danvers, and Roxbury. The Springfield site is opening January 29, 2021 at the Eastfield Mall. The Danvers site is opening February 3, 2021 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel. The City of Boston will open the Reggie Lewis Center the first week of February.

  • Eligible residents in Phase One will be able to schedule appointments online for the Fenway, Springfield and Danvers sites beginning January 27, 2021.

  • Pharmacy and retail locations like the Big Y, Wegmans, Price Chopper, Hannaford, Stop and Shop, and CVS Health will also be opening over the next few weeks to create more equitable access to all communities. 

 covid 19 map with vaccination sites in MA


Phase TWO Priority group update:
Phase Two vaccinations will begin for the first priority group:  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, 2021 or later. 

As each of the priority groups become available, please visit: Mass.gov/COVIDVaccine to view the map* detailing vaccine locations and how to register. This map will continually be updated as additional vaccine sites present themselves.

Use the map to 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 starMass Vaccination Sites (high volume, large venue sites)
  • Green star: General Vaccination Sites
  • Purple star: General Vaccination Sites (Pharmacies)
  • Yellow star: Local Vaccination Site (open to select cities/towns)

Consistent with CDC guidance, we are also moving residents age 65 and older ahead in the order. This group will start getting vaccines after residents age 75 and older. Phase 2 will now be as follows:

  1. Adults that are age 75 and older 
  2. Adults that are age 65 and older and individuals with 2+ comorbidities
  3. Early education and K-12 workers, transit, utility, food and agriculture, sanitation, public works, and public health workers, and
  4. Individuals with one comorbidity.
  5. People with serious medical conditions should contact their doctors about how that impacts eligibility.

 Below, please find an updated Phased-approach graphic for the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in MA
Updated January 25, 2021Phase 1 to 3 01-25-21

Baker-Polito Press Release: 01-25-21
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Board of Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Attitude Survey

Posted on: February 25, 2021