COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Summary from the North Andover Health Department

North Andover Health Department
Community Development Division

In an effort to effectively distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Charlie Baker has created a timeline to address and prioritize different sectors of Massachusetts to receive it. Below is a summary of the timeline created and who falls into which of the 3 phases.

Phase 1 is currently in progress and scheduled to last until February. Phase 1 vaccine recipients will be those in:

  • Clinical and non-clinical health care workers doing direct and COVID-facing care

  • Long term care facilities, rest homes and assisted living facilities

  • Emergency medical services, police and fire departments

  • Congregate care settings

  • Home-based health care workers

  • Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care

Phase 2 is currently scheduled from February to April. Phase 2 vaccine recipients will be those in:

  • Those with high-risk COVID-19 complications (those with 2 or more comorbidities and/or those age 75 and older)

  • Early education teachers

  • Transit workers (including all ride share services)

  • Food and Agriculture workers

  • Retail workers

  • Public works and public health workers

  • Vaccine development workers

  • Food delivery workers

  • Non-urgent medical transport

  • Convenient store workers

  • Water and wastewater utility staff

  • Adults age 65 and older

  • Individuals with 1 comorbidity

Phase 3 will be for the general public and is currently scheduled for April to June. Not many details are currently available for Phase 3, but as more details are made available the North Andover Health Department will continue to keep the public updated.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and similar information, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Health’s website at

For additional questions or concerns please contact or or call the Health Department at 978 688 9540.

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