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Brookline, MA. – February 25: Needles filled with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic for Holocaust survivors and their families at Congregation Kehillath Israel on February 25, 2021 in Brookline, Massachusetts.  (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
Brookline, MA. – February 25: Needles filled with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic for Holocaust survivors and their families at Congregation Kehillath Israel on February 25, 2021 in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
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LOWELL – The last two categories of people in Phase 2 of the Baker administration’s vaccine prioritization become eligible for COVID-19 inoculation.

That includes all people between the ages of 55 and 59, inclusive, and people with one medical condition included on a U.S. Centers for Disease Control list.

The eligible conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Down syndrome, heart conditions “such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies,” immunocompromised state from a solid organ transplant, obesity and severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, smoking, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe asthma.

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