COVID-19 Vaccine Information

HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT LOCALLY IF YOU ARE OVER 65 or who qualify under other state mandated conditions:


LOCAL RESIDENTS OVER AGE 65 and/or who have comorbidities can register for a COVID-19 vaccination locally to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd starting at 8:00 am at the PACC, 171 Kendall Pond Rd. West, Gardner, MA.  

To register, please call our call center 978-958-9057; or register on line starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 19th.


NOTICE Due to high demand and constrained vaccine supply, COVID-19 Vaccination appointments are limited. More appointments will be available based on supply from the Federal Government. Appointments will be added on a rolling basis.

Use the links below to find out the most current information regarding vaccinations.


The State of MA is currently finishing vaccinations for people who qualify in Phase I of the MA COVID-19 vaccine distribution timeline 

which are expected to continue through February 2021. This includes, in order of priority:

  • Health care workers
  • Staff and residents of long term care facilities
  • 1st Responders including EMS, Fire, Police
  • People living or working in congregate care settings, and 
  • Home-based health care workers

If you think you may qualify under Phase 1, go to Mass.gov and follow the link for COVID-19 Vaccine to get more details and vaccination site locations.

Phase 2 is expected to begin on February 1, 2021 is expected to last through April 2021 and includes, in order of priority:

  • Individuals who have 2 or more co-morbid condition and/or Adults 75 and older (Group 1)
  • Adults 65 and older,
  • Workers in certain sectors like education, grocery, transit employees, and
  • Individuals with 1 co-morbid condition. 


How to schedule your appointment through the state if you qualify:

Individuals 65 and older can now make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Because vaccine supply is severely limited, you may need to wait several weeks to schedule an appointment. 

Step 1: Find a location and schedule your appointment

  • Individuals 75 and older without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.
  • If you have questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment, you may also contact the regional the local Councils on Aging.

Step 2: Learn how to prepare for your appointment and what you need to bring with you.

You will never be asked for a credit card number to make an appointment.


Phase 3 is expected to begin in April and last through June 2021.  This is when the vaccine will be available to the general public who did not qualify under Phase 1 or Phase 2.  More information will be made available for Phase 2 & Phase 3 vaccination dates and those sites as it becomes available from the State.

How to Get a Vaccine: 

 Individuals with questions about how to get a vaccine should follow these steps:

  1. Visit www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine to find your phase and priority group
  2. If you are eligible: use www.mass.gov/COVIDVaccineMap to find a vaccine clinic near you
  3. Make an appointment online and fill out the attestation form

More information will be made available for additional vaccination dates and sites as it becomes available from the State.  Information will be shared with residents though the following methods:

  • Code Red phone calls, please go to gardner-ma.gov/385/CodeRED to register for Code Red 
  • Mayor’s weekly updates on You Tube
  • Gardner City Hall web page at Gardner-ma.gov
  • Gardner City Hall and Gardner Health Department’s Facebook pages
  • Gardner Educational TV (Ch 8)
  • Gardner News

Please be patient, each clinic can only book appointments for the vaccine supply they have on hand.  More clinics and appointments will become available when the state supplies more vaccine.  You may have to check clinics often to see if appointments have become available.

Locally, we are working on getting a vaccination clinic up and running for Phase 2 and information will be sent out as soon as we have more details.


MA DPH Vaccine Finder Link

Heywood Hospital Vaccine Info

CDC Vaccine Info Link

CDC Vaccine Finder (not active for COVID yet)


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