Starting Monday, several new groups of people will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts. On April 5, the state is expanding access to people 55 years and older.
The state is also allowing people of any age who have one qualifying health condition to get the vaccine.
The state expanded the already lengthy list to include some more conditions, including HIV, Type 1 diabetes, people who are overweight or obese and people who have a substance use disorder.
The change comes after new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The list also includes women who are pregnant, people with cancer, Type 2 diabetes, current or former smokers, people with weakened immune systems, and more.
After Monday, there will be one more phase of the vaccine rollout, allowing all Massachusetts residents 16 years and older to get the vaccine. That is set to happen on April 19.
To learn more about who is currently qualified for the COVID-19 vaccine and to book an appointment, click here.