Massachusetts Fully Vaccinates Over 1 Million Residents Against Covid-19


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts has officially fully vaccinated over one million residents against Covid-19.

Governor Charlie Baker made the announcement on Twitter on Friday, also thanking those who have helped the state reach the milestone.

The term "fully vaccinated" represents people who have received either both shots of the Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines, or people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as of Thursday more than 2.7 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Massachusetts is currently in Phase 2 of it's vaccine rollout -- which includes people ages 65 and older, those with two or more high risk health conditions, educators and daycare employees, and groups included in Phase 1.

The next group to become eligible for the vaccine will be people ages 60 and older and workers in certain essential industries like grocery and transit -- who will be able to start registering on Monday.

Vaccine distribution continues as the state also prepares to enter Phase 4, Step 1 of it's reopening plan on Monday -- which means indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ball parks will be able to operate at 12 percent capacity.

Indoor and outdoor capacity limits will also be extended to 100 people and 150 people, respectively.

Governor Baker said the state's travel order will also become a travel advisory -- as people leaving the Commonwealth will be encouraged to quarantine for 10 days when they return.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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