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COVID-19 vaccine news, resources, and guidance

The latest on how and where to get a vaccine, plus the latest news and resources on development and distribution in Massachusetts

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Latest COVID-19 vaccine stories


R.I. vaccine subcommittee unanimously approves Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine

The distribution plan for this one-shot vaccine is still in its early stages, according to the state’s Department of Health.


CVS allows teachers to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Rhode Island and Massachusetts have not prioritized teachers and related staff in their distribution plans, but the retail pharmacy is aligning with President Biden.

Rhode Islanders with underlying conditions are still waiting to get vaccinated

For people with certain medical conditions, contracting COVID-19 could be deadly. But they’re still not yet eligible for the vaccine..

Boston neighborhoods hit hardest by virus have lowest vaccination rates

Communities with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates — East Boston, Mattapan, and Dorchester — have endured some of the highest levels of coronavirus cases in the city. Conversely, neighborhoods with the highest vaccination rates — including West Roxbury, the South End, and Jamaica Plain — have experienced much lower rates of infection.

Pressure mounts for Massachusetts to vaccinate educators

Baker administration is facing increased pressure to join the majority of states in immediately vaccinating teachers, as President Biden, state lawmakers, and teachers unions intensified calls to move educators to the front of the line.

‘Vaccine, vaccine’: Dolly Parton sings ‘Jolene’ rewrite before getting COVID-19 vaccine

Dolly Parton has written hundreds of songs over her decades-long career and it turns out her tune “Jolene” is the just right one for getting her COVID-19 vaccine.

Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?

The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.

980 confirmed cases, 37 deaths, and 44,340 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The state said 28,867 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 775 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.