Massachusetts Unveils New Tool To Check COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The state of Massachusetts has unveiled a new online tool to help residents check the availability of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Baker Administration said in a press release that it will “help residents more easily find COVID-19 vaccination locations available to all residents and view appointment availability for some sites.”

The COVID-19 Vaccine Finder does not include every vaccine site in the state, and it is not a central booking system. Anyone looking to make an appointment still has to go through the central booking system, or call the hotline at 211.

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This comes as the state faces criticism over their vaccine distribution plan. A group of lawmakers on Beacon Hill have asked Gov. Baker to consider a centralized rollout, a pre-registration system, and to consider leaning less on private, for-profit health companies for the rollout.

During a virtual press briefing Friday morning, state officials said they were constantly working to improve the vaccine rollout tools and the rollout itself.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Finder can be found here.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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(Photo: Mass vaccination site at Gillette Stadium/Getty Images)

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