People who are currently eligible for a vaccine, or who will be eligible later in phase two, can now put their names and contact information into a statewide pre-registration system and be contacted by the state when an appointment at a mass vaccination site is available. This new system is meant to provide a more orderly and less traumatic user experience than the every-Thursday-morning release of tens of thousands of vaccine appointments onto PrepMod, a widely maligned website that often crashes.
The pre-registration website is vaccinesignup.mass.gov.
A wide range of “frontline” workers is included in the later parts of phase two, including restaurant, retail, grocery, sanitation, public health, transit, and judicial workers. According to the Cape Cod Commission’s datacapecod.com, these sectors account for more than half of all working people in Provincetown and Wellfleet, and about a third of all working people in Eastham and Truro.
People with one health condition on the CDC’s list of conditions that worsen outcomes of Covid may also pre-register now.
The pre-registration system is connected only to the state’s seven mass vaccination sites. People with one health condition may also want to contact their doctors to be added to the lists being maintained by Outer Cape Health Services, Cape Cod Healthcare, and/or the Barnstable County Health Dept., as these vaccination clinics are not currently connected to the pre-registration program.