Boston – The Baker-Polito Administration provided an update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts and announced new vaccination locations across the commonwealth.
According to a press release from Gov. Charlie Baker’s office, the administration continues to expand the commonwealth’s vaccination infrastructure. There are currently 125 vaccination sites in Massachusetts, and the administration expects this will ramp up to 165 sites by mid-February. Over 120,000 appointments will be made available over the course of this week.
It is expected to take several weeks for residents to secure appointments due to limited supply of vaccines from the federal government. Residents can visit www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine to check when they are eligible to get the vaccine, find an appointment at a location near them, and get ready for their appointment.
Mass Vaccination Sites
Each Thursday, new appointments will be available for the mass vaccination sites. This week, over 55,000 new appointments will go live for the following week. Residents can use the map or ZIP Code search tool to find a vaccination location near them at www.mass.gov/COVIDVaccine.
The Administration expects at least seven mass vaccination sites to be established in the commonwealth and is working to set up additional locations.
Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury: In collaboration with the City of Boston, the vaccination site at the Reggie Lewis Center opened this week. This site is currently serving residents of Boston but will transition to being a mass vaccination site at the end of the month.
Fenway Park in Boston: Fenway Park officially opened to the public on Monday, February 1. All eligible groups can get vaccinated at this location. By end of the day Tuesday, 1,200 doses have been administered at the site. About 500 doses per day are expected to be given each day this week.
Next week, Fenway will ramp up to 1,000 doses a day, and for the week after that 1,250. The Administration expects this site to eventually ramp up to do about 8,000 doses a week.
Gillette Stadium in Foxboro: At Gillette Stadium, 23,000 doses have been administered to date.
DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers: Today, the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Danvers opened to the public, serving all eligible priority groups. The administration expects 500 doses to be administered today.
Eastfield Mall in Springfield: The Eastfield Mall in Springfield opened on Jan. 29. To date, 2,741 doses have been administered.
Mass vaccination sites are listed as large red stars on the map at www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine.
Pharmacies including Walgreens and CVS Health post appointments daily, totaling over 15,500 per week. Retail pharmacy sites like Stop and Shop and Hannaford and Topco sites including Wegmans, Big Y and Price Chopper post 4,600 appointments weekly.
The COVID-19 Response Command Center is also working to set up sites in the communities hardest hit by COVID-19. This week, 8 new Walgreens sites opened in some of these communities: 2 sites in Mattapan, 2 sites in Roxbury, Dorchester, Chelsea, Revere, Everett. A community vaccination site also opened in Brockton, which is being run by their local board of health.
Next week, under the Retail Pharmacy Partnership Program CVS Health will open an additional 30 pharmacy sites primarily in areas that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID. This effort will add 21,000 appointments, which will come online in the next week or so.
Pharmacy and grocery vaccination locations are listed as blue stars on the map at www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine.
Other provider sites including healthcare locations and local vaccination sites will make over 57,000 appointments available over the course of this week.
These sites include: Community Health Centers, Medical Centers, Hospital Providers and community vaccination clinics operated by local health departments.
On the map at www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine, health care locations are listed as green stars and local vaccination clinics operated by local health departments are listed as yellow stars.