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Massachusetts is administering the COVID-19 vaccine in a phased approach, with different people being eligible at different times. As it stands now, all WPI students, faculty, and staff will be eligible to be vaccinated no later than April 19, 2021

The state’s website provides information on how the public, including member of the WPI community, can obtain a vaccine.  We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible at any of the public vaccination sites in Massachusetts.  The best vaccine is the first one you can get.

While WPI has been approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be a provider of vaccines to our faculty, students and staff, we do not currently have vaccine supply or additional vaccination clinics scheduled. We do not know if or when the Commonwealth will allocate more COVID-19 vaccine to WPI and other universities. We will of course be in touch if it does. In the meantime, we strongly urge you to get vaccinated at any public vaccination site as soon as you are eligible so we can build the herd immunity that will allow us to resume more activities as we move into spring and summer.

Here’s what you need to know now:

  • The state’s eligibility requirements are listed here. We expect all in our community to be eligible by April 19, 2021. If you have questions about your eligibility due to medical conditions, contact your healthcare provider.

  • WPI does not currently have vaccine available.
  • We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible at any of the public vaccination sites in Massachusetts.  The best vaccine is the first one you can get.
  • You can preregister for a vaccine at one of Massachusetts’ seven mass vaccination sites at any time.
    • This is the only way to sign up for a vaccination at the mass vaccination sites.
    • After you’ve pre-registered, the Commonwealth will contact you when you're eligible and there is a slot open at one of these sites. 
  • Once you are eligible, you also can sign up for a vaccination at certain pharmacies, community health centers, and health care providers in Massachusetts. You can search by zip code for these vaccination locations.

 

The information provided here is specific to vaccinations at WPI and in Massachusetts.  If you have questions regarding the vaccine itself, visit the CDC site.

 

Read President Leshin’s message to the community about our COVID-19 vaccination efforts and check out the related FAQs.