Ebene News – US – Almost a million people newly eligible for COVID vaccine en masse

Starting Thursday, Massachusetts residents aged 65 and over and those with two or more health conditions can start scheduling their COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Nearly one million people are newly eligible for vaccine based on government announcement Wednesday Charlie Baker List of eligible medical conditions now includes asthma

“I’m very excited because I know this vaccine is not a cure It’s a start,” said Mary Joyner, newly eligible for the vaccine

Appointments can be scheduled from 8:00 a.m. Thursday at wwwMassegov / covidvaccine Around 70,000 new appointments are expected to be posted at this time at mass vaccination sites in Springfield, Danvers, as well as at Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium

Due to the extremely high demand for appointments and the limited supply of vaccines, state officials said it would take more than a month for all eligible people to get an appointment. you available, unless the federal supply increases significantly Residents are encouraged to continue viewing the website, as appointments are added on an ongoing basis

People 65 years of age and older, including residents and staff of low-income and affordable public and private seniors’ housing, are eligible to receive the vaccine starting Thursday, February 18

Residents and staff of low-income and affordable public and private seniors housing can learn more about immunization options here

People 16 years of age and older with two or more of the health conditions (defined below) are also eligible for the vaccine, starting Thursday

Along with guidance from the CDC, the state has adopted the list of conditions that place individuals at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19 Massachusetts has also identified moderate to severe asthma as a condition eligible medical

As of Thursday morning, more than 70,000 appointments are scheduled at mass vaccination sites (Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Double Tree Hotel in Danvers, Fenway Park in Boston and Gillette Stadium in Foxboro)

Reservation details are available through the COVID-19 Vaccine Finder Tool, which allows residents to search for a vaccination location and see appointment availability before scheduling.The tool is accessible via the state immunization website at wwwMassegov / COVIDvaccine or directly at https: // vaxfinderMassegov

People who cannot access appointments via the Internet can call 211 and follow the instructions for appointments for vaccines

There are currently over 170 vaccination locations across the Commonwealth Currently, nearly 95% of the state’s population live within a 45-minute drive of a mass vaccination site or within 30 minutes from a high-volume regional site – not including pharmacies, providers and community health center vaccination sites

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Ebene News – United States – Almost a million people newly eligible for COVID vaccine in droves

Source: https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/nearly-1-million-people-now-eligible-for-covid-vaccine-in-mass/2305907/