BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio)—Gillette Stadium will now serve as the hub for mass COVID-19 vaccination in Massachusetts.
Governor Charlie Baker announced Tuesday that first doses of the vaccine will be administered to first responders this upcoming week at the stadium.
Gillette will begin offering 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine per day to police, firefighters, EMTs, and other emergency personnel.
Baker said as eligibility and accessibility expands, the stadium plans to roll out over 5,000 vaccines per day to residents of the Commonwealth.
The vaccination site will be operated by CIC Health along with Brigham and Women's Hospital as the medical director and Fallon Ambulance Service as aid in clinical staffing. Eligible individuals can schedule appointments through the state’s website or CIC Health’s website.
In a statement, Gillette said they are “proud to do [their] part and grateful to the incredible team of people whose championship-caliber efforts will help save lives and defend against the spread of the virus.”
It is the third NFL stadium in the country to open for mass vaccination, following Marlins Park in Florida and State Farm Stadium in Arizona.
Baker and his administration plan to open three additional mass vaccination sites across New England.
Written by Edyn Jensen