BOSTON — The state’s COVID-19 Command Center provided additional instructions this week for the online vaccine-booking process for residents 75 years and older.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, residents age 75 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts. Appointments are available for online booking at www.mass.gov/covidvaccine.
Right now, and until more vaccines are readily available, there is a very high demand for a limited number of appointments through the online platform. Additional appointments will be added to the website regularly, with the most availability at mass-vaccination sites. Some smaller sites, like CVS Health, will post a smaller number of new appointments daily.
More mass-vaccination sites will be announced soon in other locations. On Wednesday, 10,000 appointments were posted in Springfield and Danvers and were filled within hours. On Thursday, Springfield and Danvers made another 15,000 appointments available, while Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park posted a total of 20,000 appointments.
CVS Health will post 1,152 new appointments daily across its eight sites, for a total of 8,000 per week. CVS Health is posting new appointments online daily.
To book an appointment online, visit www.mass.gov/covidvaccinemap and click on the map to select a location and schedule an appointment online. Have your important information with you, such as your insurance card, and fill out the self-attestation form, which will need to be presented at your appointment.
Appointments are also available in other locations, including some pharmacies and community health centers. Some of these sites will post appointments more frequently, in some cases daily. Check www.mass.gov/covidvaccinemap frequently for open appointments. These sites are smaller and will have fewer available appointments on a weekly basis.