Massachusetts Expands 'Homebound Vaccination Program' For Covid-19

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Starting on Monday, the Commonwealth is expanding it's Covid-19 vaccination program that brings the shot directly to the homes of residents.

The Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination Program was launched at the end of March for those who have issues leaving their homes for medical appointments or would not be physically able to visit one of the state's mass vaccination sites.

Governor Charlie Baker's Administration has now opened up the program to include any residents who have trouble getting to a vaccine site, regardless of whether or not they could make it a medical appointment.

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Most vaccines given through the program are the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine -- as it only needs one dose for virus protection.

Residents who are looking to get vaccinated through the Homebound Vaccination Program can call the hotline at (883)-983-0485 to register an appointment. The line is active Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and residents can expect a call back within five days.

For other information about accessing a Covid-19 vaccine in Massachusetts, you can visit the state's vaccine website. As of Sunday, over 3.4 million Massachusetts residents are fully vaccinated against the virus.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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