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It’s your turn: Who is eligible for the vaccine, and when

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Currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations in Massachusetts

First responders

Clinical and non-clinical health care workers

Residents and staff in long term care settings

Congregate care settings, such as homeless shelters

People who are 60 or older

People with two or more certain medical conditions*

People who live or work in low income and affordable senior housing

K-12 educators, K-12 school staff and child care workers

Workers in certain categories, such as grocery stores or restaurants

Eligible April 5, 2021:

People who are 55 or older

People with one certain medical condition*

Eligible April 19, 2021 (Phase 3)

All residents 16 and older

*Medical conditions:

Asthma (moderate-to-severe)

Cancer

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic lung disease

Dementia

Diabetes — type 1 and 2

Down syndrome

Heart conditions, such as heart failure and  coronary artery disease

HIV Infection

Hypertension

Liver disease

Organ or blood stem cell transplant

Overweight and obesity (BMI of 25 or higher)

Pregnancy

Sickle cell disease or thalassemia

Smoking — current or former

Stroke

Substance use disorders

Weakened immune system

Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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