Milestone: Massachusetts Fully Vaccinates Over 4.1 Million Residents


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts has reached a huge vaccination goal in the fight against Covid-19.

As of Wednesday, over 4.1 million people in the Commonwealth are fully vaccinated against the virus.

"Over 4.7 million people [also] have at least the first dose [of the vaccine]," Governor Baker said to reporters on Tuesday. "Getting more of our population vaccinated is critical to sustaining the success we've had so far."

It comes as another mass vaccination site is set to close at the Natick Mall. The two sites that have closed already this month include the one at Gillette Stadium and the Hynes Convention Center.

The next site to close will be the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury on Sunday, June 27.

Despite the milestone, demand for vaccines has dropped across the state as the Baker Administration releases new vaccine incentives -- the biggest one being the “Mass VaxMillions” lottery.

“Massachusetts residents 18 years of age and older, who have received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, will have a chance to win one of five, $1 million cash prizes," the state's website said.

Residents ages 12 to 17 who are fully vaccinated will also have the chance to win one of five $300,000 scholarship grants to pay for a college education.

Those who are eligible can enter the program online starting on July 1, 2021.

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

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Written by Rachel Armany


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