The COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

The COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

The City of Woburn and The Woburn Board of Health have been approved by The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) to Vaccinate Woburn First Responders.

The MA DPH has developed the State-wide distribution plan and is building out the infrastructure for large scale vaccination of all residents in the Commonwealth.

In addition, we advised Mass DPH that we will continue administering the vaccine to all Woburn residents and employees, in accordance with the Commonwealths prioritized phased plan.


Phase 1: NOW – February 2021

Listed in order of priority:

• 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

• Congregate care settings• Home-based health care workers

• Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care

Individuals who do not come into contact with patients (e.g., back office, remote work, administrative staff who do not come into contact with patients, laboratory researchers who do not come into contact with patients) are not prioritized in Phase 1 and should be prioritized in Phase 2 or Phase 3 depending on each individual’s age, comorbidity status, or other worker category.

Phase 1 vaccination settings:

• Most health care workers will be vaccinated at their place of employment

• Only Woburn First responders are being vaccinated by The Woburn Board of Health

• Individuals living and working in long term care will be vaccinated as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program

• Vaccination for individuals in other congregate settings (e.g., group homes, shelters, corrections) will be coordinated by the management of those facilities

• The City of Woburn is waiting for guidance, authorization and clarification from MA DPH on our role in vaccinating additional categories of people in Phase 1, 2 and 3.

Phase 2: February – March 2021

Listed in order of priority:

• Individuals with 2+ comorbidities (high risk for COVID-19 complications), individuals age 75+, and residents and staff of public and private low income and affordable senior housing

• Other workers, including:

  • o Early education, K-12, transit, grocery, utility, food and agriculture, restaurant and cafe workers, public works, court workers, funeral homes

• Adults 65+

• Individuals with one co-morbid condition

Phase 3: Staring April 2021

The vaccine is expected to be available to the general public As more information becomes available on vaccine roll-out, it will be posted on city website For additional information regarding the vaccine, visit the State’s website:

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