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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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Governor Charlie Baker spoke to the media on the COVID-19 pandemic at the State House on Monday in Boston.

Who is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts entered the final phase of its COVID-19 vaccination plan Monday when it joined the rest of the country in making all residents 16 and older eligible for the vaccine.

Jamill Martinez, the director of network marketing at Lawrence Community Works.

Vaccination disparities across race and ethnicity persist in Mass. communities most affected by COVID-19

Despite efforts to ensure the COVID-19 vaccines are distributed equitably across Massachusetts, predominantly Black and Latino communities, where the risk of infection is greatest, still have among the lowest inoculation rates in the state, according to a new analysis.

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Dr. Beata Nelken draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in Central Falls, R.I., in March.

R.I. to offer free transportation to vaccine appointments starting Monday

Residents who need a ride can contact RIPTA and provide their vaccine appointment information

These 59 Massachusetts communities are at high risk for COVID-19, a decrease from 77 last week

This week’s total of 59 high-risk communities marks the first time in a month that the number of high-risk communities has dropped.

A coronavirus vaccination was administered this week at the Lowell General Hospital mass vaccination site at the Cross River Center.

1,884 confirmed cases, 5 deaths, and 95,048 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The state said 35,478 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 710 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

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

See who has been vaccinated in your community.

A nurse inoculated Local 28 Sheet Metal Worker Demetrius Buttelman at the Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on Thursday.

US opens more distance in worldwide race against COVID-19

Nearly half of American adults have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the CDC But the picture is still relentlessly grim in parts of Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

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Norah Aguirre, right, 17 of Wakefield, Rhode Island smiles after clinical nurse manager Marlene Reidl, left, delivered her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island on April 3, 2021. The FDA has recently authorized the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 16-years old and older.

How does the J&J COVID-19 vaccine pause affect Rhode Islanders?

The state will conduct its own review, but some residents feel wary about keeping their appointments.