Gillette Vax Site Closing, State Pivoting To Individual Cities And Towns

Gilette Stadium, Massachusetts

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The first Covid-19 mass vaccination site in Massachusetts will also be the first one to close on Monday.

Over 600,000 doses have been administered at the Gillette Stadium site alone since it opened in January of this year.

The site's closing comes as Governor Charlie Baker's administration prepares to shift focus towards individual cities and towns and expand the state's Homebound Vaccination Program.

Earlier this month, Gov. Baker announced $3.2 million in grants to community-based organizations working to increase and access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the 20 communities hardest hit by Covid-19.

Read More: State Hits Lowest Daily COVID-19 Total Since March 2020

Massachusetts continues to emerge as a national leader in it's Covid-19 vaccination efforts, as nearly four million residents are now fully inoculated against the virus, and the pandemic State of Emergency will be lifted on Tuesday.

The state also celebrated a separate milestone on Sunday -- when just 33 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in a 24-hour period, which is the lowest daily total since March of 2020.

Gillette is one seven mass vaccination sites that will close in the coming weeks -- including the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, which will close on June 22.

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

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Written by Rachel Armany

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