Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at the Statehouse. Photo courtesy Office of Gov. Charlie Baker

Baker expands vaccine access to all eligible residents in Phase One, effective immediately

Eligible residents can now make appointments to receive vaccines at more than 150 locations across the state.

Boston — The administration of Gov. Charlie Baker today announced in a written statement that all residents in Phase One of the state vaccine distribution plan are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine effective immediately.

“Vaccinating the populations in Phase One now will preserve the Commonwealth’s healthcare system, protect many of the most vulnerable residents, and ensure the vaccine is distributed equitably,” the Baker administration said.

Eligible residents can now make appointments to receive vaccines at more than 150 locations across the state including first-responder-only sites, the newly opened mass vaccination site at Gillette Stadium, regional vaccination sites, and participating CVS Health and Walgreens pharmacies. Additional mass vaccination sites, pharmacy sites, and community clinic sites will open in more locations on a rolling basis.

A full statewide vaccination site map can be found here. In Berkshire County, there are three vaccine locations: the Pittsfield Walgreens at the Allendale Shopping Plaza on Cheshire Road (Route 8); Berkshire Allergy Care on South Street in Pittsfield; and Walgreens on Park Street in Lee.

Click on the names of the above locations to book an appointment. Residents are urged to check the map often for additional vaccination locations.

Residents eligible for the vaccine immediately under Phase One include:

  • COVID-facing healthcare workers
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities (LTCF)
  • First Responders (EMS, Fire, Police)
  • Congregate Care setting residents and staff (including corrections and shelters)
  • Home-based healthcare workers
  • Non-COVID-facing healthcare workers

State’s self-attestation form

All residents must demonstrate their eligibility to receive the vaccine. Eligibility can be established by self-attestation. Most pharmacies, such as CVS Health, require individuals to attest to their eligibility as part of the online appointment scheduling process.

All other sites will accept the state’s self attestation form, which can be filled out online. Residents should be prepared to present this form in a hard copy or electronically at their appointment.

All residents should bring one of the following forms of identification to their appointment:

  • Employer-issued ID card that includes your name and title
  • Government-issued identification or license
  • Recent paystub