Vaccination Update – February 17, 2021

As​ ​of​ ​Thursday,​ ​February​ ​18,​ ​2021,​ ​vaccine​ ​eligibility​ ​has​ ​been​ ​expanded​ ​
to​ ​anyone​ ​aged​ ​65​ ​or​ ​older​ ​and​ ​those​ ​with​ ​two​ ​or​ ​more​ ​”qualifying”​ ​
diseases.​ ​Including:

  • moderate and severe asthma
  • cancer
  • chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Down syndrome
  • heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • immunocompromised state from organ transplant
  • obesity and severe obesity
  • pregnancy
  • sickle cell disease
  • smoking
  • type 2 diabetes

See​ ​
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html​ ​ for​ ​more​ ​information.​ 

​Appointments​ ​are​ ​still​ ​required.​ ​Please​ ​call​ ​your​ ​
primary​ ​care​ ​provider​ ​or​ ​go​ ​to​ ​
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations​ ​ to locate​ ​a​ ​vaccination​ ​site.

You can also call 2-1-1 to register by phone, or the Worthington Board of Health at 413-238-5577, x 106. Again, starting February 18, people aged 65 and older can start making appointments for vaccinations.  And if you have any questions, call the Board of Health at 413-238- 5577×106.

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