Covid-19 Mass Vaccination Centers Continue To Close In Massachusetts


Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA

Photo: James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Health officials are getting ready to close more Covid-19 mass vaccination sites as Massachusetts is nearing a major vaccine milestone.

The site at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston will close it's doors on Tuesday -- after playing a large role in getting thousands of residents inoculated against the virus.

As of Monday evening, the state was about 4,500 shots shy of reaching Governor Charlie Baker's goal of having 4.1 fully vaccinated residents -- which is expected to happen sometime this week.

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The Hynes Center is the second mass vaccination site to close so far in June -- following Gillette Stadium last week.

The Baker Administration is continuing to pivot focus and resources instead to communities that have been underserved in the vaccination process.

Baker announced millions in grants earlier this month that will be allocated to community-based organizations working to increase access to the vaccine in the 20 cities and towns hardest hit by Covid-19.

The next mass vaccination site to close will be the one located at the Natick Mall on Wednesday -- followed by the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury on Sunday.

To find a location where you can get a Covid-19 vaccine, you can use the state's VaxFinder tool on it's website.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany


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