(WWLP) – If you’re wondering when you’ll become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, 22News is working for you on the timeline of the vaccine rollout.
Massachusetts is currently in phase one, step 3 of the state’s vaccine rollout, with first responders now getting their shots.
The rest of the people in phase one are people in a congregate-care setting, home-based healthcare workers, and healthcare workers doing non-COVID facing care.
The timeline reflects several priorities such as protecting the most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden.
Phase 2, which is starting in February, consists of people with medical conditions that make them especially vulnerable to the virus as well as, sanitation workers, education workers working with k-12 students, and food service workers.
Phase 3, starting April 3rd, will consist of anyone not covered by the previous phases which is the general public.
The Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Public Health developed this vaccine distribution timeline after extensive consultation with the Massachusetts Vaccine Advisory Group.