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Receiving the vaccine doesn’t mean that the Coronavirus is eliminated in the community. You are still required to follow CDC guidelines regarding masks, social distancing, and sanitizing until advised differently.
PHASE I: Happening Right Now
Phase II: February - March, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Plan MA Phases
The COVID-19 vaccination program has begun in Massachusetts and on Nantucket as well. At the moment, only individuals covered under Phase One of the Massachusetts’s vaccination plan are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Within phase one, individuals will be prioritized by age, comorbidity and occupational risk. If you are not employed in one of these roles, you will receive your vaccination in phase two or later.
COVID-19 Vaccine History
On December 10, 2020, the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) held an advisory committee meeting to discuss authorization of the vaccine. An independent panel voted 17-4 in support of the FDA approving the vaccine. On the same day, Saudi Arabia approved the vaccine, becoming the 4th country to do so. On December 11, 2020, the United States officially became the 5th country to approve use of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. The FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and under the United States agreement with Pfizer, Pfizer agreed to an initial distribution of 2.9 million doses on an immediate basis and 100 million doses through March 2021, with the United States providing the vaccine free to the public.
On December 17, 2020 at 7:00 am, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Emergency Department Physician Assistant Maria Carey became the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.