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

Please see below for an updated 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 scheduled from December to 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 March. 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), and residents and staff of public/private low income and affordable senior housing

  • Early education and K-12 workers, transit, grocery, utility, food and agriculture, restaurant and café workers

  • Employees across the food, beverage, agriculture, consumer goods, retail and foodservice sectors

  • Meatpackers

  • Sanitation, Public works and Public health workers

  • Vaccine development workers

  • Food pantry workers

  • Transit/Transportation: Uber/Lyft/ridesharing services/pharmacy delivery drivers, workers in passenger ground transportation, non-urgent medical transport, Massport workers other than police

  • Convenient store workers

  • Water and wastewater utility staff

  • Court system workers (judges, prosecutors, defense attorney, clerks), other than court officers who fall under first responders

  • Medical supply chain workers

  • Funeral Directors and funeral workers

  • Adults age 65 and older

  • Individuals with 1 comorbidity

Phase 3 will be for the general public and is currently scheduled to begin in April. 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 https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine-in-massachusetts. You can also submit additional questions to COVID-19-Vaccine-Plan-MA@mass.gov for specific information. Please keep in mind that all dates noted may be subject to change depending on guidance from the State of Massachusetts.

For additional questions or concerns please contact kobika@northandoverma.gov or scasey@northandoverma.gov or call the Health Department at 978 688 9540.