The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that as part of Phase 2 people age 75+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning February 1, 2021.
Beginning January 27 people age 75+ can find a location where the vaccine is being administered and sign up to receive the vaccine from that location on the State’s website at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations-for-individuals-in-eligible-groups-and-phases (or: go to www.mass.gov, click on COVID tab, then “vaccine,” then “register online”)
Vaccination locations may be found by using the following map from the State's website: mass.gov/CovidVaccineMap. This map is updated frequently and includes which pharmacies may be offering vaccine.
This week some sites will be posting appointments on the website. Please note, it may take several weeks to get an appointment or for additional local clinics to be posted. There will also be additional appointments and locations added each week as more vaccine supply comes into the Commonwealth. Please feel free to check this website often.
Family members are able to book appointments for someone eligible who may need assistance with the scheduling process.
To schedule an appointment (all locations currently require appointments):
- Visit the webpage and scroll down to the map
- Click the icon in the top left with the arrow to view a list of locations
- Click on a map pin for hours, contact information, and sign up details
- Follow the steps requested by the vaccination site, this will include selecting the appointment time, entering the consumer information (including insurance information, if available) and answering screening questions
There are multiple ways to fill out the required attestation form (requires name, birthdate, signature; you confirm you are in the current vaccine phase and are a MA resident):
- fill out form online and provide an email address to have confirmation sent to you; you’d need a smart phone to show confirmation email on day of vaccine
- print out the pdf and fill it out by hand and bring with you to your appointment
- forms will be available at vaccine sites to fill out on the day you go
What you will need to bring to vaccine appointment:
- Insurance card (no fee is charged to you for vaccine)
- Identification card/driver’s license
- Attestation form or confirmation email on smart phone (can also be filled out on-site)
Please note, the State is in the process of working on alternative solutions to scheduling appointments online including a phone options. Email works best for notification purposes so if you do not have a personal email, please ask a family member for assistance.
Acton Board of Health will be sending out a letter later this week asking our residents to complete a signup form. This signup sheet will be used to send notifications to those subgroups that are eligible for the vaccine and will provide links for you to sign up once eligible.
The Town does not currently have any vaccine available but please know we are working hard to obtain some. A vaccine working group comprised of the Deputy Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director, Nursing Director, Health Director, Council on Aging Director, and the Town Manager is working closely with other local and state officials on planning for vaccinations. We will update you as information becomes available. The State has outlined a process in order to obtain vaccine which allows approved facilities to request vaccine from the State who in turn request it from the Federal Government. Once approved the vaccine is distributed to the State and the State disburses the vaccine to approved organizations.
This update represents the latest information available about vaccines. Please check www.actonma.gov for updates and if you have general COVID-19 related questions or questions about town services please use call the town services hotline at 978-929-6600.
Thank you for your patience as we work through this process.