BOSTON (CBS) – Last week, Massachusetts launched its COVID vaccine preregistration system. People are notified by text or email about openings at mass vaccination sites, and have 24 hours to respond.
A Brookline couple, who tried for weeks to get a vaccine, said the new system allowed them to book an appointment three days after registering.READ MORE: $13,000 Flute Left In Boston Taxi Cab Nearly A Decade Ago Returned To Owner
Tom and Mary McManus said the process was easy, fast and convenient. “I logged on it took me what not even three minutes to go through the preregistration process,” Mary McManus said. “I figured we’d hear like in a month or something, it was so easy to do.”READ MORE: Brigham And Women's 'Hearts On The Bridge' Display Honors Lives Lost And Saved From COVID
They booked Tom’s appointment for next Tuesday.
More than 2.5 million COVID vaccine doses have been administered in Massachusetts and more than 946,000 people are fully vaccinated.MORE NEWS: Worcester Police Shoot, Kill Heavily Armed Man Making Bomb Threat
Visit Mass.Gov/CovidVaccine to find out when you’re eligible and to book an appointment or preregister.