Director of Health Services Marianne Sullivan explains the latest updates on the Massachusetts vaccine rollout
Dear UMass Dartmouth Community,
Yesteryda, March 17, 2021, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a detailed timeline for the continued vaccination effort in the Commonwealth. Specifically, the Governor stated:
- On March 22, Massachusetts residents aged 60+ and public-facing workers (e.g., grocery store employees, sanitation workers) will be eligible to receive vaccines.
- On April 5, Massachusetts residents aged 55+ and residents with one qualifying medical condition will be eligible to receive vaccines.
- On April 19, Massachusetts residents aged 16+ will be eligible to receive vaccines.
Massachusetts residents are encouraged to pre-register for their appointment so they will be notified when they can book their actual vaccination appointment. Appointments will be offered based on eligibility and available appointments nearby.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website or the CDC website. We are seeing encouraging trends in data related to the pandemic, but as we enter this potential final stretch we must continue to be vigilant.
Marianne Sullivan, DNP, ANP-BC
Director Health Services