Massachusetts has started vaccinating against COVID-19.
- We are currently in Phase 2, group 1 of the vaccination timeline – which started on February 1. Group 1 includes anyone age 75+. See who else is included in Phase 2 in the Vaccine Rollout Timeline section below.
- If your group is not specifically listed in either Phase 1 or Phase 2, you will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 3, which is expect to launch in April.
Here are helpful steps on how to get your vaccine. Please note, it will take time to get everyone vaccinated. Before you are vaccinated, between doses, and even after you are fully vaccinated, we must continue to stop the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, wash you hands, and keep your distance.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources
COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool for Staff and Students
HPS has created a tool to be used by staff and students each morning to identify signs and symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. These symptom guidelines incorporate recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In considering symptoms, exposure, and travel, this tool provides guidance as to when in-person learners and staff should stay home and when they should go to school. It also provides a guideline for remote learners in terms of when they should contact their school nurse with symptoms or COVID-19 positive results.
COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the launch of a call center to help residents book appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 75 and older and unable to use or have difficulty accessing the internet to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, call 211 to get connected to the Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line Monday thru Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. If the state is booked, the line can call back people waiting for appointments.