Massachusetts Medical Society: COVID-19 Developments in the News

COVID-19 Developments in the News

Boston Globe: Residents over 65 and those with two health conditions will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines Thursday

February 17, 2021 – State officials announced that residents age 65 to 74 and those with two or more chronic health conditions can book vaccine appointments starting Thursday. The newly eligible groups, which will also include residents and staff at public and private senior housing who weren’t part of earlier vaccination stages, total about 1 million people. New 211 resource for 75+ patients seeking COVID-19 vaccine

February 5, 2021 – Governor Charlie Baker on Friday announced that anyone 75+ can call 2-1-1 for assistance booking a COVID vaccine appointment. The 2-1-1 call center is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and staffed by 500 representatives. Toolkit for practices and patients

February 5, 2021 – The Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine program has created vaccine education and outreach materials including posters, flyers, and FAQs for use in outreach efforts to your patients.

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