Massachusetts Launches Covid-19 Vaccine Program For Homebound Residents

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) —Massachusetts is launching a new program to bring Covid-19 vaccines to those who can’t leave their home. 

The mobile initiative begins on Monday -- when a registration phone line opens for residents to book an appointment at (833) 983-0485.

Representatives are available on the hotline Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in both English and Spanish. They also have access to translators for over 100 languages.

Nearly 170 cities and towns in the state will then use their local boards of health to administer doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, while a state service will cover the remaining municipalities. They will be given out by "medical professionals, following all public health guidelines," according to the state.

Those who qualify for an in-home vaccination include people who require assistance to leave the home for medical appointments, people who require an ambulance or help from more than two people to leave the home or those who cannot leave their home for medical appointments under normal circumstances.

You can find more information on how to book an appointment on the state website -- under the Covid-19 Homebound Vaccination Program section.

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

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Written by Rachel Armany

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