Starting Monday, anyone over the age of sixteen will be able to make an appointment to get the coronavirus vaccine in Massachusetts, one of the last states to make shots available to the general adult population.
“There’s a little bit of uncertainty in the supply now, especially with the pause of Johnson and Johnson,” said Dr. Paul Biddinger, chief of emergency preparedness at Mass General Brigham and chair of the state’s vaccine advisory group. “But given what’s coming to the state with Pfizer and Moderna, I think that likely it should be a matter of multiple weeks, at least to secure the appointment.”
Diana Rastegayeva, the leader of a volunteer group called MA Covid Vaccination Help, says there are a few tips and tricks to snatching a coveted vaccine appointment earlier rather than later.
The first trick is to pre-register for an appointment at one of the state’s seven mass vaccination sites and regional collaboratives. But remember, there are more than 500 other sites from hospitals to pharmacies.
“Like Walgreens which releases appointments every day and requires you to have an account with them,” Rastegayeva said.