More detailed assistance this afternoon from Representative Denise Garlick –
|Dear Friends and Neighbors, |
I have heard from many members of the Needham, Dover, and Medfield community on the challenges they are facing when registering for the COVID-19 vaccine. I share your anxiety, frustration, and anger with the present system because, as we know, there are many things the Commonwealth can and should do to improve the logistics of registering for the vaccine and because of an inadequate federal supply of vaccine, there may also be wait times.
To address that many individuals do not have access or have difficulty accessing the internet, Massachusetts is launching the Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line. Individuals ages 75 and older may call this line to receive assistance in scheduling an appointment. To reach this line, call 2-1-1 and follow the prompts to reach the Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line.
To help everyone prepare for when it is their time to register for an appointment, I am sharing information on the process you should follow to schedule an appointment online and resources for residents in each town regarding registering for the vaccine. Right now only individuals in phase one and individuals ages 75 and older are eligible for the vaccine at this time.
|To register for the COVID-19 Vaccine online, please follow these steps: |
Determine your eligibility by visiting the Massachusetts vaccine webpage and confirm your priority group may now register.
Find a location for you to make an appointment to receive your vaccine. To find a location use the map or search by zip code feature on the vaccine webpage.
Register for an appointment by following the instructions under sign up details at available vaccine locations you are able to travel to. If you are unable to find an appointment, check back regularly as appointments will continue to be added as more doses of the vaccine become available.
Prepare for your appointment by completing the COVID-19 Massachusetts Vaccination Attestation Form and confirming if your vaccination site requires additional documents.
Council on Aging: Is providing support with registering for the vaccine to Needham residents 75 years of age or older. Individuals can call (781) 855-3629 or complete this COVID-19 Vaccine Help form to have a staff member call.
Needham Public Health: The Town will now begin offering additional public vaccination appointments. Because of the increase in available appointments, vaccine clinics will open on an ongoing basis as doses are available. Registration is available through this website.
Springwell, Inc: Is available to assist individuals 75 and older with making an appointment for the vaccine. Individuals can call (617) 926-4100 to speak with someone at Springwell.
Trip Advisor Vaccination Site in Needham: Will be open to patients who have a primary care doctor with Mass General Brigham or have seen a Mass General Brigham specialist within the last two years. Providers will be contacting eligible patients directly.
Council on Aging: Is offering support with registering for the vaccine to Medfield residents 75 years of age or older. You can contact the COA by calling (508) 359-3665.HESSCO Elder Services: Is available to assist individuals 75 and older with making an appointment for the vaccine. You can call (781) 784-4944 to speak with someone at HESSCCO.
Mount Ida Campus Vaccination Site in Newton – Is offering appointments for all eligible individuals under the Massachusetts state guidelines. You may schedule an appointment here as they become available.
Former BSC Vaccination Site in Newton – Will be open to patients within the Beth Israel Lahey Health system. Providers will be contacting eligible patients directly.