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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

A COVID-19 vaccine administrator walks through a drive-thru site on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.

In Mississippi, there are 73,000 vaccine appointments and few takers

Public health experts say the pileup of unclaimed appointments in Mississippi exposes something worrisome: the large number of people who are reluctant to get inoculated.

Brooke Roberts, a Boston University freshman student, showed her bandage after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at the Hynes Convention Center.

Elation and disbelief among those who suddenly find themselves eligible for COVID vaccines

This week may go down as the one in which all your friends and family became eligible for vaccination. The state guidelines, which went into effect Monday, grant vaccine eligibility to people of any age who suffer from an array of health problems, some strikingly common.

Shoppers walked around a COVID-19 vaccine check-in area inside a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas.

Walmart offers COVID-19 vaccine appointments at 43 Mass. locations

The appointments will be available beginning Saturday, officials said.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu holds a news conference outside of the COVID-19 vaccination tent at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on March 6.

‘We just have so much availability.’ N.H. set to open up COVID-19 vaccine slots to out-of-staters

Massachusetts residents struggling to book vaccine appointments close to home can soon seek time slots in the neighboring state, Governor Chris Sununu said Thursday.

Northeastern University announced Tuesday that students are required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus before returning to campus in the fall.

Vaccines 101: How college students can get their COVID-19 shots

What if you leave Massachusetts before the appointment for your second dose? Here are the answers to that and other lingering questions on college students and vaccines.

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson at Rhode Island Hospital.

States will see sharp drop in Johnson & Johnson vaccine deliveries next week

Distribution of the single-shot vaccine has been inconsistent since Johnson & Johnson delivered its first batch at the beginning of March, sending 2.8 million doses across the country before dipping below 400,000 in the following weeks.

US Representative Katherine Clark and first-grade student Yanelys Canales looked over school work together at a desk with clear plastic shielding at McGlynn Elementary School in Medford on Thursday.

‘This is our moment’: In Medford, Katherine Clark says federal funding makes full-time, in-person learning possible

Representative Katherine Clark on Thursday toured McGlynn Elementary School, greeting first graders and seeing its pool testing program in action.

Jose Angel Velasquez received a vaccine from MD Toby Ritterhoff at the Chelsea Senior Center on Tuesday.

1,938 confirmed cases, 8 deaths, and 92,825 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The total shots administered included 2,586,903 first shots and 1,488,224 second shots. Those who have gotten their second shot of the currently approved two-dose vaccines are considered fully vaccinated.