BOSTON (CBS) — A new tool to make it easier to find a COVID vaccine appointment is being launched by the state on Friday. The COVID-19 Vaccine Finder gives people the opportunity to search through vaccination sites and see availability before booking.
The tool is on the Mass.gov/COVIDvaccine site, located at the Step 2 prompt.READ MORE: Woman Hit, Killed By School Bus In Mattapan Remembered As 'All-Around Good Person'
Users can search and filter locations to see sites near to a particular zip code, for example. Then, it shows whether there are appointments available on a per-day basis, and other important details such as site instructions, accessibility information, and a link to Google Maps for directions. The tool is available in a number of languages.READ MORE: 51,007 Total Breakthrough COVID Cases Reported In Massachusetts, Which Is 1.08% Of Vaccinated People
Appointment availability updates every five minutes for select sites. The availability at more vaccination site locations will be added as time goes on.MORE NEWS: Mass. Probation Department Under Scrutiny Again After Employees Report Structural Racism, Discrimination
The COVID-19 Vaccine Finder is not a booking site, it just helps find appointments.