BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark has sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker urging him to develop a centralized vaccine pre-registration system.
The letter was co-signed by almost every member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, including Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and Representatives Jim McGovern, Lori Trahan, Jake Auchincloss, Seth Moulton, Ayanna Pressley, Stephen Lynch, and Bill Keating.
The lawmakers wrote in the letter that a “disjointed and cumbersome sign-up process has left seniors confused and unable to access desperately needed vaccine appointments, and the disproportionate reliance on mass vaccination sites has left appointments unfilled with large portions of our most vulnerable populations unserved.”
This comes as the state faces criticism for its vaccine rollout. Last week, a report card from the Harvard Kennedy School gave the state failing grades, including three F’s and a D.
Gov. Baker has pointed to a tight supply, saying the state has not been receiving as many vaccine doses as it has capacity to administer.
(Photo: Getty Images)