Massachusetts has started vaccinating against COVID-19.
- We are currently in Phase 2, group 1 of the vaccination timeline – which started on February 1. Group 1 includes anyone age 75+. See who else is included in Phase 2 in the Vaccine Rollout Timeline section below.
- If your group is not specifically listed in either Phase 1 or Phase 2, you will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 3, which is expecting to launch in April.
- New Effective 2/11/21, an individual who accompanies a person age 75 or older to one of the four mass vaccination sites to receive the vaccine will be eligible to receive the vaccine too, if they have an appointment booked on the same day. The four site include: Fenway Park in Boston; Gillette Stadium in Foxboro; Eastfield Mall in Springfield; and the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers.
Here are helpful steps on how to get your vaccine. Please note it will take time to get everyone vaccinated. Before you are vaccinated, between doses, and even after you are fully vaccinated, we must continue to stop the spread of COVID-19; Wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Veritas Staff
Staff members may contact Nurse Kim for more information. See below for more about the vaccine rollout timeline.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Resources
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Timeline (English)
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Timeline (Spanish)
About the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine (English)
About the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine (Spanish)
About the COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine (English)
About the COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine (Spanish)
COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool for Staff & Students
Veritas has created a tool to be used by staff and students each morning to identify signs and symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. These symptom guidelines incorporate recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In considering symptoms, exposure, and travel, this tool provides guidance as to when in-person learners and staff should stay home and when they should go to school. It also provides a guideline for remote learners in terms of when they should contact their school nurse with symptoms or COVID-19 positive results.