Mass. Residents Age 55+ and Those With One Medical Condition Become Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Apr 7, 2021

As of Monday, April 5th, residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at any of the Commonwealth’s over 300 vaccination locations, including 269 pharmacy locations. With this group, more than 1 million additional residents are eligible for vaccine in the Commonwealth.

Another change as of April 5th is that Massachusetts adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) amended list of medical conditions that are linked to an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (full list here).

The Baker Administration also announced that the user experience for the preregistration system will change for people who are contacted with the opportunity to book appointments. People will have the opportunity to select their vaccination location before proceeding to select from available appointments.

To date, around 1.5 million people have preregistered using the state’s system, with over 800,000 having been contacted with the opportunity to book appointments.

More information and guidance is available on