Massachusetts Nears Gov. Baker's Goal Of 4.1 Million Fully Vaccinated

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts is just a few thousand COVID-19 shots away from reaching the governor's original vaccination goal.

Gov. Baker set the goal of fully vaccinating 4.1 million of the state's residents back at the start of the state's vaccine campaign, then equal to about 59.5% of the state's population (now about 58.5% of the state's population, with the latest census numbers.)

The state's latest report on Sunday said that 4,088,474 people had been fully vaccinated in the state, about 11,500 shy of Gov. Baker's goal. The state's arrival at the milestone is late, as the Baker Administration had predicted it would reach the 4.1 million goal by the first week of June.

According to some national metrics, the state has already surpassed the goal: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the state had surpassed 4.1 million people fully vaccinated on Saturday, according to Heath Secretary Marylou Sudders.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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