Governor Baker’s office announced on Monday, January 25, that individuals 75 years of age or older will now be the first priority group in Phase Two. Individuals 65 years and older move into the second priority group along with individuals with two comorbidities.
Starting on February 1 individuals age 75 or older are eligible for vaccination.
The Governor’s office also announced the expectation of 165 COVID-19 vaccination sites across all parts of Massachusetts be mid-February.
By the end of the week, the Governor expects 103 sites to be open along with sites in congregate care facilities and health systems to have capacity to deliver 242,000 doses of vaccine per week.
New sites include mass vaccination sites, pharmacy locations, and local sites. Residents can find vaccination sites on the COVID Vaccine Map on the state website.
Capacity to deliver vaccine significantly exceeds the 173,125 doses the state expects to receive this week from the federal government.
Three new mass vaccination sites will open soon. A site in Springfield at Eastfield Mall will open January 39. A site at Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Danvers will open February 3. The Reggie Lewis Center in Boston will open the first week of February. The Governor announced mass vaccination sites at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro and Fenway Park in Boston in recent weeks. The state expects a total of seven mass vaccination sites to open as vaccination continues.