Vaccine Eligible includes 65 and older, and people with 2 or more Comorbidities

February 18, 2021 Sue Rorke

Beginning February 18, people 65 and older, as well as people with 2 or more comorbidities are eligible to get a Massachusetts vaccine.

New vaccination sign-up website: or call 2-1-1.

How to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment GUIDE

Read the WBUR report for an overview of this new phase.

From State Representative Maria Robinson

Starting tomorrow (2/18) individuals age 65 or older, individuals with two or more specific medical conditions, listed here, and residents and staff of public and private low income and affordable senior housing are eligible to receive the vaccine and can start signing up for appointments at midnight. This does not mean that appointments will be available at midnight — just that 65+ is allowed to start signing up when it is officially 2/18.

This is in addition to those already eligible from Phase 1 (all), and Phase 2 Group 1 (75+) and caretakers who are accompanying people 75+ to get a vaccine at a mass vaccination site (such as Gillette, Fenway, or the Natick Mall).

Companions must make their own appointment for the same day as the 75+ individual. If a 75+ resident already has their first appointment booked, caregivers can schedule an appointment to receive their first dose when they accompany for the second dose appointment. Only one caregiver is permitted to schedule an appointment with each 75+ resident. The caregiver/companion may or may not be a family member. For more information about the caregiver vaccination program, check out this page.

New vaccination sign-up website: or call 2-1-1.

How to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment GUIDE

Natick Mall Mass Vaccination Site

An additional mass vaccination site is scheduled to open on Monday, February 22, at the Natick Mall with LabCorp as the provider. Eligible residents can begin booking appointments for the Natick site on February 18th.

This site will begin administering 500 doses per day, then increasing over the course of several weeks to administering 3,000 doses daily. All eligible residents will be able to use this site. For appointment booking, visit or dial 2-1-1.

Framingham Vaccination Site

Each week the City of Framingham will announce if there will be a Saturday vaccine clinic open to eligible residents of the city. The clinic is held at Keefe Tech. Registration works the same way, either online or by calling 2-1-1.

NOTE: Residents who attend a clinic offered by the City of Framingham Health Department will receive email instructions about how to register for dose two. The information will be sent to the email address that was entered for your dose one appointment, and the registration process is the same. The City will only receive enough dose two vaccines for the residents vaccinated at a dose one clinic.

A map with all locations is available at Each location has additional details on eligible groups and signup details. The map is updated frequently as more sites come online.