Mass Vaccination Site At Fenway Park Subject To Move


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Opening day for the Red Sox is April 1, so Fenway Park may have to transition away from being a mass COVID-19 vaccination site.

The historic ballpark has been vaccinating thousands of Massachusetts residents since early February.

As Massachusetts plans to transition into Phase 4, Step 1 of their reopening plan on March 22, stadiums will be allowed to have crowds with a capacity restriction of 12%.

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So, Fenway Park will be allowed to host about 4,500 fans.

“Fenway has been a great site for many people but we all know that baseball is coming back and so with baseball coming back there are some questions about their ability to operate there which I know they are trying to work through. So I do think there will be another site that transitions from Fenway,” said Marty Martinez, the city’s Chief of Health and Human Services.

The city plans to open other sites, such as The Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury; which is in progress to become a mass vaccination site according to Martinez.

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Written by Edyn Jensen


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