COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Massachusetts
Starting February 18, residents of Massachusetts who are age 65 and over, adults who live or work in public and private low income and affordable senior housing, and people with 2 or more certain medical conditions are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are eligible, you can schedule your vaccination with the "Vaccine Online Scheduling" button below. It may take several weeks to get an appointment. As more vaccine supply arrives in Massachusetts, additional appointments will become available.
If you are an eligible Massachusetts resident, call 833-469-0764 to schedule an appointment.
The hospital is following the three-phase COVID-19 vaccine prioritization guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We continue to maintain close contact with state public health officials on their long-term plans for vaccinating people included in Phase Two and Phase Three.
In collaboration with the City of Lawrence, Lawrence General is following the Massachusetts Vaccine Priority guidelines and timeline. Currently, we are offering the vaccine ONLY to currently eligible priority groups in Massachusetts. For definitions of who is included in these groups please go online to mass.gov.
Who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Massachusetts residents will get the vaccine in phases. Currently, we are in Phase 2 with all health care workers and first responders from Phase 1 still eligible:
- Clinical and non-clinical health care workers doing direct and COVID-facing care
- Long term care facilities, rest homes and assisted living facilities
- Emergency medical services, police, and fire
- Congregate care settings
- Home-based health care workers
- Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care
- First responders
- Adults age 75 and older
- Adults age 65 and over
- Adults who live or work in public and private low income and affordable senior housing
- People with 2 or more certain medical conditions that cause individuals to be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19:
- Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Lawrence General Hospital is eager to receive additional shipments of approved vaccine and looks forward to providing the vaccine to vulnerable populations and other people included in Phase Two and Phase Three of the state’s vaccination plan once supply allows. We continue to maintain close contact with state public health officials on their long-term plans for vaccinating people included in Phase Two and Phase Three.
The general public (those not falling into one of the higher risk categories) is not expected to be offered the vaccine until April 2021.
How to Schedule Your Appointment Online
Once you arrive to the website, click on “COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts” and then select “When Can I get the Vaccine”.
If you are in an eligible priority group and would like to book an appointment, please go to https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-currently-eligible-to-be-vaccinated, find the Lawrence General site, and follow the instructions for booking. If you do not see any appointment times available, that means that all current appointments slots are currently filled. Please check back periodically as new appointments times are frequently added.
If you have already booked an appointment and need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please refer to the “Change/Cancel Appointment” link at the bottom of your original appointment confirmation email. If no other appointments are currently available, you will only be able to cancel the appointment.
If you have attempted to cancel or reschedule using the link but continue to have difficulties, you may call 833-469-0764. Please do not call the hospital operator.
To cancel or Reschedule an appointment:
For patients with existing appointments, we have opened up additional slots this morning, this week, and next week into which you may reschedule your appointment. To reschedule your appointment, go to the confirmation email that you received when booking your appointment and at the bottom of that email, click “Change/Cancel Appointment”. Next, Click the "Reschedule" button.
Please refer to your original appointment confirmation email. This email has these options at the bottom, click “Change/Cancel Appointment” to reschedule or cancel:
This will bring you to a page with these options: Click on the “Cancel” or “Reschedule” button:
Massachusetts Caregiver/Companion COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
We continue to follow the state’s guidelines for vaccine distribution. At this time the state’s caregiver/companion vaccination policy outlined below does not apply to Lawrence General’s vaccine clinic at South Lawrence East Elementary School in Lawrence and only applies to the state’s four mass vaccination sites below.
- Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA
- Fenway Park in Boston, MA
- Eastfield Mall in Springfield, MA
- Doubletree Hotel in Danvers, MA
Effective Thursday, February 11th, an individual who accompanies a person age 75 or older to receive the vaccine at one of the four vaccination sites listed above will be eligible to receive the vaccine too, if they have an appointment booked.
Both the companion and the individual age 75 or older must have an appointment for the same day and both individuals must be present. Only one companion is permitted. The companion must attest that they are accompanying the individual to the appointment.
Currently, Lawrence General’s vaccine clinic at South Lawrence East Elementary School is not eligible for this effort.
For information on the COVID-19 vaccines for people ages 75 and older visit mass.gov/covidvaccine75.