EVERETT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday, six of the state's mass vaccination sites will begin offering vaccines on a walk-up basis.
The sites that will offer this include the Hynes Convention Center, the Reggie Lewis Center, the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, the Former Circuit City in Dartmouth and the Springfield and Natick Malls.
Governor Charlie Baker said this will make it easier for residents to access vaccines.
"We should be able to reach many more of our residents and build on the national-leading success we've had in distributing vaccines so far," said Baker.
This change comes as the state plans to close four of the seven mass vaccination sites by the end of June to focus on smaller clinics.
He added this new system will be paired with targeted community-based efforts like at the Encore Casino, which Baker called the most beautiful vaccine site in the state.
The Encore vaccine site is part of a regional collaborative of nine communities partnering with Cambridge Health Alliance and Tufts University.
In additional the collaborative is in the process of launching a mobile vaccination program. Governor Baker said, the state is aiming to reach 4.1 million people fully vaccinated by the begining of June.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) Reports