75+ Vaccination Information from Elder Affairs

Published January 28, 2021 | Council on Aging | Updated February 5, 2021 | Automatically Archived on 2/5/2021

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The Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Mass. Councils on Aging shared the following information about older adult COVID-19 Vaccination. 


Starting February 1st, individuals ages 75 and over are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts.

Appointments, while significantly limited at this time, can be scheduled online by visiting www.mass.gov/COVIDVaccineMap

Residents can select a location from the map on the website and follow prompts to schedule an appointment online.

Due to extremely high demand for appointments and limited vaccine supply, appointments are getting booked quickly. New appointments will continually be added to the website regularly and the mass vaccination sites have the most availability for appointments. As of now, mass vaccination sites post appointments weekly, and some smaller sites post more regularly. If you are unable to secure an appointment, please continue to check the website. Appointments can be booked at different provider types (i.e., mass vaccination sites, pharmacies, local vaccination sites) and are located in several communities statewide.

Steps to book an appointment:

  1. Visit www.mass.gov/CovidVaccineMap and click on the map.
  2. Select a location and schedule an appointment online
  3. Have your important information with you, such as your insurance card
  4. Fill out the self-attestation form, which will need to be presented at your appointment

More resources are currently being developed by the state to support the booking process for residents ages 75 and older and will be announced soon.

Information for community organizations and individuals ages 75 and older can be found at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccinations-for-people-ages-75-and-older.

Updated January 28, 2021


Vaccinations for people ages 75 or older will begin on February 1st and continue throughout the remainder of the winter and into the spring and summer.

It may take several weeks to get an appointment at a location near you. As more vaccine supply arrives in the Massachusetts, additional appointments will become available.


Vaccines are provided free of charge. When the appointment is scheduled, the vaccination site will provide specific details on any information you may need to bring to the appointment.

Please bring your insurance card to your appointment, if you have one. No one will be denied the vaccine due to lack of insurance. You will not need to provide a Social Security card or government issued identification to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You will never be asked for a credit card number to make an appointment.


Vaccines are available at many different sites that are open to the public, such as:

  • A mass vaccination site launched by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Examples of these sites include Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, Eastfield Mall in Springfield and the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers. These sites currently have the most availability for appointments and post a large number of appointments once a week on Thursdays.
  • Some local Boards of Public Health administering the vaccine.
  • Some local pharmacies administering the vaccine.
  • Some primary care providers will be offering the vaccine to patients later in the distribution process. If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from your primary care provider, there is no need to contact your provider at this time. Primary care providers may reach out with more information or to schedule an appointment when vaccine is available. There is no vaccine waitlist or similar process to sign up for with primary care providers.
  • Your housing property, if you live in eligible public or private affordable low income senior housing there may be an onsite clinic being planned.

Updated 28 January 2021

If you are unable to schedule an appointment online or need assistance with the scheduling process, more information will be shared. Some resources that may be able to assist you include, but are not limited to, the following local organizations:
• Local Council on Aging or Senior Center
• Regional Aging Services Access Points

Additional information on ways to get assistance scheduling an appointment will be shared as they become available.
If you are unable to leave your home due to health conditions for a routine medical appointment, additional information regarding vaccination options will be released shortly to ensure all eligible people are able to access the vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe. The available COVID-19 vaccines are approved and recommended by the FDA and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices following standard testing and approval processes. Vaccines undergo rigorous testing and large clinical trials before they are approved for widespread use. Vaccination is the best protection
for these individuals to reduce the risk of severe illness due to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 vaccine safety visit www.mass.gov/COVIDVaccineSafety.

Information on the COVID-19 vaccine will be updated regularly. Please use the following resources for more information:
COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Massachusetts

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Should you have questions or want to be on a list to get further information, please contact the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055 or senior@sudbury.ma.us.