Mass. Residents 55+ Or With 1 Medical Condition Can Now Get COVID Vaccine


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) —More Massachusetts residents became eligible to get their coronavirus vaccine on Monday. People 55 years old or older, and residents who have one or more certain medical condition can get their COVID-19 shot.

Last week, the state updated its list to include more medical conditions, including Type 1 Diabetes, substance abuse, and being overweight.

Here’s the state’s list of eligible medical conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic lung diseases, including COPD, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
  • Dementia or other neurological conditions
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Smoking, current or former
  • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
  • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
  • Substance use disorders

Residents can pre-register for an appointment at a mass vaccination site here.

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