COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts


Update (March 18, 2021):

Dear Members,

We are pleased to report there have been promising changes to COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Massachusetts.  Keep in mind that vaccine demand currently far exceeds supply, but this is expected to improve over the next few months.

Eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine:

Starting March 22nd:
– Anyone 60 years old and over
– Certain workers: COVID-19 Vaccination for Certain Workers

Starting April 5th:
– Anyone 55 years old and over
– Anyone 16 years old and over with one high risk comorbidity: Eligible Medical Conditions

Starting April 19th:
– Everyone age 16 and older

How to schedule your vaccine:

When you are eligible, please schedule your vaccine via: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/

If you are not currently eligible, please pre-register for the vaccine at: https://vaccinesignup.mass.gov/#/   You will be contacted by the state when you are eligible and when there are appointments available.  You may also call the Massachusetts vaccine hotline at 2-1-1.

Three vaccines are currently available, manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.  You will not have a choice regarding which vaccine you receive, and our physicians do not have a preference.  All three vaccines have approximately equivalent efficacy in preventing hospitalization, severe disease and death from COVID-19.  PersonalMDs does not have the COVID-19 vaccine available.

Please contact your physician if you have any specific concerns.

A letter from your physician documenting your high risk medical conditions is not required to schedule an appointment.  Eligibility for vaccination is based on self attestation.

Best personal regards,
Tania Bandak, MD, MPH
Jeffrey Bass, MD
Rachel Haims, MD
Ronald Katz, MD
Laurie Katzman, MD
Brad Weiner, MD


See the following list of medical conditions considered high risk by the CDC:


We suggest you take a look at the following resources:

Vaccine Distribution Timeline per Massachusetts Department of Public Health
CDC’s List of High Risk Conditions for COVID-19
Mass General Brigham (MGB) COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ’s
Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments


Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline

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