Gov. Baker Closing COVID Vaccine Preregistration System By End Of May


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday that the state's COVID-19 vaccine preregistration system will close by the end of May. However, the VaxFinder tool will still be available to help residents find vaccination appointments at more than 900 locations across the state.

The preregistration system will close to new submissions on Tuesday, May 25. Remaining people will then be contacted with an opportunity to book an appointment until the entire system closes on May 31.

The system was launched in March to help manage high vaccine demand.

The Baker Administration also announced on Friday that the state's Homebound Vaccination Program will expand on Monday, May 24. The program helps vaccinate residents at home if they cannot get to a vaccination site.

The state said the "expansion will support continued vaccination of hard-to-reach populations and supports the Administration’s goal to make COVID-19 vaccines readily available."

Residents looking to register for an in-home vaccination can call (833) 983-0485. The phone line is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Homebound Vaccination Program primarily uses the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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