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COVID-19 Important News and Updates

SPECIAL MESSAGE for vaccine recipients who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Barnstable County vaccine clinic held at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on February 10 or at the Little Creek Parking Area in Eastham on February 12.

We have been experiencing a technical issue in getting 2nd dose notification emails with private registration links out to several of our vaccine recipients from the February 10th and 12th clinics. We worked over the weekend to remedy the issue. We want you to know that your second dose has been reserved for you and we will contact you as soon as possible with more information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

About the Cape Cod COVID-19 Vaccine Consortium

Cape Cod Healthcare, Barnstable County, Cape Cod Delegation, the towns and community health centers, with support from Cape Cod Community College, is focused on delivering vaccine to our most vulnerable residents. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Reopening Plan Update

On February 25, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts would advance to Step 2 of Phase III of the state’s reopening plan on Monday, March 1, and also announced its plan to transition to Step 1 of Phase IV on Monday, March 22. With public health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, including drops in average daily COVID cases and hospitalizations, and vaccination rates continuing to increase, the Administration is taking steps to continue to reopen the Commonwealth’s economy.

Current Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine

Phase 2 of the vaccination distribution schedule began on Monday, February 1 for residents ages 75+. As of 2/18 Individuals age 65 and over, individuals with 2 or more certain medical conditions (only those conditions listed as at increased risk for severe illness), and/or residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing will be eligible. Watch Governor Baker’s latest update.

See New Vaccine Site Search Tool

Mass.gov launched an all-new vaccine appointment search tool that makes it easy to see which vaccination sites have availability. Try it out at http://vaxfinder.mass.gov

Get An Email Notification of Barnstable County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Sign up for 24 advance notice of a Barnstable County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic HERE>>

Do you have a COVID-19-related question and want to talk with someone?

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, we launched our new COVID-19 Help Line: (774) 330-3001. Callers are able to speak with Medical Reserve Corps volunteers Monday through Friday, 8am–4:30pm to get answers to questions regarding COVID-19 general info., testing sites, vaccine rollout information and more. Read the press release HERE>>.

Sign Up for AlertsMA

SIGN UP AlertsMA for Residents is a tool the Commonwealth of MA is using to communicate with residents about #COVID-19 and other community info. Choose how you want to be notified – by phone call, text, email or mobile app in your preferred language. https://zcu.io/KNGq


Is there a 'Waitlist' for Regional and Local COVID-19 Clinics in Barnstable County?

Barnstable County does not keep a general wait list for residents trying to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, when a resident attempts to make an appointment for local clinics online, and that clinic is full, you may be asked if you would like to be added to a waitlist for THAT SPECIFIC CLINIC ONLY.  If we receive cancellations, you may be called to fill that space. This mechanism in the scheduling platform exists to assure that no vaccine is wasted. A registrant’s waitlist status is NOT carried over to future clinics. For a more detailed explanation, please go HERE.

COVID-19 Testing Information

Safe, affordable and accessible COVID-19 testing is available for the Cape Cod community by appointment only at drive-through facilities located in Hyannis and Falmouth and now Provincetown, Wellfleet and Harwich Port. Visit our Testing Information Page for further details.

Are you a U.S. Veteran in the VA System?

Are you a U.S. Veteran receiving VA benefits? Veterans Affairs is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Veterans. The VA is reaching out to veterans directly and prioritizing contact based on the veteran’s level of risk for infection.  If you are a veteran receiving VA benefits, and you feel the VA might not have your current contact information due to a recent move, please call the VA Patient Call Center at 1-877-222-VETS (8387).