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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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These 6 Massachusetts communities are at high risk for COVID-19

This week’s total marks the fifth week in a row that the number of high-risk communities has dropped.

Tim Langan posed at his home in Somerville with his two sons, Max (left), 9, and Dylan, 8.

The COVID dilemma: How vaccinated parents are negotiating life with unvaccinated kids

As so many in Massachusetts mark the easing of pandemic restrictions with parties, vacations, and other social gatherings, one enormous group is feeling left behind: families with children under the age of 12.

Customers wear masks as they wait outside a footwear store at Providence Place shopping mall, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Providence, R.I.

R.I. not yet following CDC guidance for vaccinated people to forgo masks indoors

Under Rhode Island’s executive orders, people still have to wear masks in public settings, including grocery stores and other retail businesses.

Leo Albuquerque, 14, of Westford got support from his mother Carolina (left) as Lowell General Hospital R.N. Amy Golash (right) gives him his shot.

616 confirmed cases, 9 deaths, and 51,764 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The state said 15,833 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 385 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

Vice President Harris and President Biden at the White House.

‘Today is a great day for America,’ Biden says, as CDC eases mask guidelines

In a striking move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the CDC on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people. President Biden heralded the new guidance during an afternoon address, saying it’s “a great day for America.”

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Nathalia Arboleda stood nearby as her 15-year-old son Simon Arboleda prepared to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Dr. Nancy Serrell, right, during a vaccine clinic offered by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center at the Chelsea Collaborative on Thursday afternoon.

US vaccine rollout begins for adolescents ages 12-15

The world’s first mass coronavirus inoculation campaign for children kicked off in earnest in the United States on Thursday after the federal government recommended making the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available to those aged 12 to 15.

See how many people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in your Mass. town

See who has been vaccinated in your community.

New York state's Excelsior Pass tracks vaccination records. A variety of digital and old-fashioned approaches are being used around the globe to confirm COVID-19 vaccination, but the world is still far from a universal standard of proof. News that people vaccinated against COVID-19 can take off their masks when indoors could be a shot in the arm for vaccine passports.

As masking requirements ease, are vaccine passports going to be in demand?

Several states have developed smartphone-based systems for vaccinated folks to prove they’ve gotten their shots.