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Supply shortages, insurance hiccups complicate vaccine rollout

“I’m just trying to do the responsible thing,” a Somerville resident said. “I’m sure I can get [a COVID booster] eventually, but it’s a little frustrating.”

What caused the mysterious loud noise in Saugus? A malfunction at a waste facility.

In a statement, WIN Waste said that a malfunctioning valve caused “the venting of steam that was both visible and audible” during a scheduled weekly test of the turbine generator.

Adoptive parents of Harmony Montgomery’s little brother plead with state for new scrutiny of child welfare system

Legislators are considering creation of a commission to review failures in the state's child welfare system.

State unveils plans to expand Mass. Overdose Prevention Helpline

The Healey administration on Tuesday announced a partnership with Boston Medical Center and the nonprofit RIZE Massachusetts to “fund and expand” the Massachusetts Overdose Prevention Helpline.

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A Massachusetts reproductive rights organization expands into N.H.

Reproductive Equity Now’s president, Rebecca Hart Holder, said the organization’s goal is to make the region “a beacon for abortion access.”

Cambridge picked as a national hub for new federal health research agency

The agency, dubbed ARPA-H, is seeking to spend billions on breakthroughs for tough-to-cure diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Tell us: Have you had trouble getting your COVID-19 booster shot?

Some people looking to get the latest COVID-19 boosters are reporting a shortage of vaccines and canceled appointments, or troubles with insurance. What has your experience been like? Tell us in this survey.

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Latest COVID vaccine rollout facing canceled appointments, pricey insurance bills

“If you’ve had a problem finding the vaccine, stick with it. More vaccine is on the way,” the CDC director said.