The Baker-Polito Administration has unveiled the Commonwealth’s Employer Vaccination Program, which will allow Massachusetts employers options to vaccinate their employees. Detailed information on this program can be found at www.mass.gov/EmployerVaccine
. This webpage includes a link to a form
that employers should submit to request appointments. There is no financial cost to the employer.
There are two main options for employers:
Option 1: Group Appointments at Mass Vaccination Sites
This is the quickest and easiest option. Appointments will be scheduled starting Monday, May 17th, 2021. Employers can request a block of appointments at any of the Commonwealth’s seven mass vaccination sites.
Employers can help register employees for their appointments or the Commonwealth will provide an employer with links to share with employees so they can sign up during the block of appointments. The minimum number of appointments required is 10, and there is no maximum limit.
Registration requires simple demographic information; insurance and identification are not required at the time of registration or appointment, if not available. Employers can set up a table or kiosk onsite to have an onsite presence for employees which can be coordinated with the site operator after submitting a request.
Most vaccination appointments take less than 30 minutes, including the 15-minute observation period. Employers can request a block of appointments for their employees to be vaccinated on a specific day/time. Employers or employees will be responsible for transportation to and from the vaccination site.
Sites are available 7 days per week, while hours vary by site and day. Extensive accessibility accommodations are available and additional special accommodations may be made available upon request (e.g., interpreters). This option will be available through June 30th, 2021, with first dose appointments available through June 11th, 2021.
For more information on how to book group appointments and to submit an official request form, visit the employer vaccination page at mass.gov/employervaccine
. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Option 2: Mobile On-Site Employer Vaccination Clinic
Employers who have confirmed that 35 or more employees will obtain a vaccination at the employer pop-up clinic may request a mobile, on-site vaccination clinic. A vaccination provider will come on-site to the employer host property to vaccinate individuals, and return 3-4 weeks later to deliver 2nd doses. Employers must survey employees and confirm participation prior to requesting a clinic.
In order to schedule an on-site clinic, employers will need to provide:
- Address of employer and contact person
- Number of employees who have confirmed that they will receive the vaccination
- Space for vaccination clinic (inside, outside) and any additional details
- Type of appointment registration (i.e., ahead of clinic, day-of), prior registration preferred
- Requested date and time
Employer clinics will be scheduled and prioritized based upon the number of individuals getting vaccinated and the location of the clinic. Employers located in communities with vaccination rates below the state average will be prioritized. On-site clinics will begin as soon as Monday, May 17th, 2021.
Employers are encouraged to remind their employees of the importance of getting vaccinated. General vaccination information and appointment scheduling is available online at www.mass.gov/covidvaccine