COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine

The City of Gloucester is committed to keeping the public fully apprised of the vaccination process, and will provide clearly and timely updates regarding vaccination distribution in the area over the coming weeks and months. This information will be shared over the City’s website, social media and by robocall. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline

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COVID-19 Timing By Group


Information About COVID-19 Vaccine

About the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Timeline: Phase Overview

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

For the latest vaccine update in Massachusetts 

Safety and the COVID-19 vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

Information for Phase 2 Residents Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments


No new local clinics planned at this time

Massachusetts residents 65-years-old and older, residents and staff of low income and affordable public and private senior housing, as well as those 16-years-old and older with two or more comorbidities are now eligible to begin making vaccination appointments.

Eligible comorbidities include: moderate to severe asthma, cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, down syndrome, heart conditions, immunocompromised individuals from a solid organ transplant, obesity and severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, smoking and type two diabetes mellitus.

Due to a high demand for vaccinations and limited supply at this time, state officials warned on Wednesday that those who became eligible yesterday could be waiting more than one month before receiving their first dose.

Residents that became eligible this week can seek a vaccination appointment through a mass vaccination site, and/or may contact their local pharmacy to see if vaccination appointments are available. The closest mass vaccination site is at the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers.

To make an appointment at a vaccination site:

The 211 line can be accessed by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting the prompt for “Help Scheduling a Vaccine Appointment.” The hotline is only available for residents eligible for the vaccine without internet access or who otherwise cannot use the appointment site, and will take calls Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Translators will be available to help through the 211 line. Callers will be able to speak with a live representative who will help them find a nearby vaccination location and make an appointment.

If you received your first vaccine at the Rose Baker Senior Center, the City of Gloucester will distribute second vaccination doses as planned in early March, however, no additional first doses will be allocated to the city for distribution at this time. The Senior Center is no longer maintaining a call-back list for vaccine appointments including appointments for homebound seniors. The state will also be launching a vaccination program for homebound individuals in the coming weeks.

This January and February, the City of Gloucester successfully coordinated a regional clinic with Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex and Ipswich, through which 500 regional first responders and individuals eligible through phase 1 of the state’s vaccination distribution plan were vaccinated. The City of Gloucester has also vaccinated 280 individuals 75-years-old and older and 220 additional individuals eligible under phase 1 in the community through city-specific vaccination efforts.

The City of Gloucester will continue to share any and all updates regarding local and regional vaccination opportunities at the City of Gloucester’s website here, the Health Department’s Facebook Page @GloucesterMAHealthDepartment, Mayor Romeo Theken’s Facebook Page @MayorSefatia and by robocall.

Volunteer for a future vaccine clinic

The City has received an outpouring of messages from those who would like to volunteer to support vaccination efforts.   Volunteers with and without medical experience are needed to support different aspects of their work, and will supplement existing emergency and public health resources.   

Sign-up to volunteer to support a future Cape Ann COVID-19 vaccination clinic

The first question in the registration form will ask volunteers to select an organization. Those looking to support efforts on Cape Ann should select the orange plus sign next to the link to view a map of organizations by region. Once you have clicked on the orange plus sign, you will have the option to select MRC (Medical Reserve Corps). To volunteer to support vaccination efforts in Gloucester and Cape Ann, select this option by clicking on the black plus sign to the left, and then select “Region 3 — Northeastern MA” by selecting the black plus sign to the left, and lastly select “North Shore — Cape Ann Emergency Preparedness Coalition MRC.” From here, fill out the rest of the form with your information.