COVID-19 Updates

COVID Vaccine Updates—March 31, 2021

The following message was sent to Faculty and Staff on March 31, 2021.

We are sharing updates on the COVID vaccine eligibility for Vermont and the surrounding states. We encourage all staff who are eligible and wish to become vaccinated to do so as soon as possible under the respective State guidelines.

Vermont Vaccine Eligibility
As Vermont expands eligibility for the COVID vaccine, the Department of Health has shared that any Vermont resident age 16 or over who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage will be eligible to make an appointment for the vaccine beginning today, March 31st. Furthermore, anyone in their household is also eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine Members of the household can make appointments even if the eligible member of the household has already received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the ways to schedule an appointment:

  • You can register on Vermont's website with a validation code (requires completing this this form)
  • You can call the Health Department at 855-722-7878 to register.
  • You can register with a BIPOC household focused clinic in Bennington County run by the Rutland Area NAACP using this form, by email or by phone (802) 379-0511. Household clinics will be held in Bennington at the Second Congregational Church on 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, and 5/1.

New York State vaccine eligibility
New York State has recently expanded the COVID 19 vaccine eligibility to individuals age 30 and older who reside in New York and will expand eligibility further to New Yorkers 16 years and older beginning April 6. Check out eligibility and registration details.

Massachusetts State vaccine eligibility
Massachusetts regulations recently expanded vaccine eligibility to people age 60 and older as well as those individuals 16 and older with two or more of certain medical conditions. Effective April 5th, eligibility will be expanded to those individuals 55 or older and people with one certain medical condition. Vaccine eligibility will be expanded again on April 19th to all those who have not been previously deemed eligible.

Please reach out to Human Resources if you need assistance or have questions.