Governor Charlie Baker announed on Tuesday that Massachusetts is about to start getting more vaccinations from the federal government.
Starting on Monday, 4/5, people 55 and older will be eligible to get the vaccine in Mass.
Gov. Baker said pharmacies saw the biggest increase in vaccine doses, with CVS and Walgreen’s now administering the vaccine.
Gov. Baker was joined on Tuesday by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Sen. Ed Markey, and US Rep. Steven Lynch, at the Hynes Center in Boston, which is a mass vaccination site. The Hynes is set to receive additional doses, increasing its capacity to 7,000 shots per day.
Gov. Baker and other officials cautioned residents not to let their guard down.
Dr. Walenksy echoed her national comments this week, saying that there is hope on the horizon, but people have to continue to be vigilant.
Visit https://www.mass.gov/covid to learn more
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