All Massachusetts Residents Ages 16+ Are Now Eligible For The Covid Vaccine

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Starting on Monday, anyone in Massachusetts who is 16-years-old or older can book an appointment to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Both Walgreens and CVS locations in the state have opened up their online booking systems to accommodate the change, along with the state's official vaccine pre-registration website.

If you are a Commonwealth resident who is having trouble snagging an appointment on the Massachusetts or pharmacy websites, you can also register to get a vaccine in New Hampshire, as the state also opened up it's vaccine rollout to non-residents on Monday.

Expanding eligibility to the general public allows over 1.7 million more people to book their shot -- after the state previously enforced gradual vaccine restrictions based on age, occupation, and health status.

So far, more than 2 million people have been fully vaccinated for the virus in Massachusetts, and over 3 million people have received at least one dose.

As a reminder for anyone booking their vaccine appointment -- the shot is completely free, and health insurance is not required to get it. Those who are under the age of 18 will only be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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