BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Starting on Monday, anyone in Massachusetts who is 16-years-old or older can book an appointment to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
If you are a Commonwealth resident who is having trouble snagging an appointment on the Massachusetts or pharmacy websites, you can also register to get a vaccine in New Hampshire, as the state also opened up it's vaccine rollout to non-residents on Monday.
Expanding eligibility to the general public allows over 1.7 million more people to book their shot -- after the state previously enforced gradual vaccine restrictions based on age, occupation, and health status.
So far, more than 2 million people have been fully vaccinated for the virus in Massachusetts, and over 3 million people have received at least one dose.
As a reminder for anyone booking their vaccine appointment -- the shot is completely free, and health insurance is not required to get it. Those who are under the age of 18 will only be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.