Message from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

Beginning February 1, 2021, individuals aged 75 and older are eligible to receive vaccines.  As a healthcare provider, you are a valued and trusted source of information for your patients.  Should you be unable to vaccinate your patients at this time, you are encouraged to refer patients to other appropriate vaccination sites, and emphasize the importance of being vaccinated.

A map and downloadable list of vaccination sites can be accessed here and includes the following types of sites open for online appointment scheduling:

  • Mass vaccination sites launched by the Commonwealth.
  • Retail pharmacies who are enrolled with the Commonwealth to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinating CVS pharmacies also have phone-based appointment scheduling by calling 1-800-SHOP-CVS (1-800-746-7287)
  • Certain hospitals, health care providers, and local boards of health that will offer vaccination sites open to all who are vaccine-eligible in Massachusetts.
  • Some local boards of health will offer vaccination sites open to those who live and work in their communities.

Appointment scheduling for these individuals will start to become available as early as Wednesday, January 27th.  We appreciate your help connecting your vaccine-eligible patients with a vaccination site, and continued partnership in responding to COVID-19.