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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

The Twitter account Vaccinetime keeps track of open appointments by location in the state.
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More recent COVID-19 vaccine stories


A vaccine recipient pins herself after receiving the last COVID-19 vaccination at Gillette Stadium.

71 confirmed cases, 3 deaths, and 25,469 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The state said 2,000 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 110 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

High hopes for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine have fizzled in the US

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine was seen as a breakthrough for reaching vulnerable and isolated Americans, a crucial alternative to vaccines that require two shots weeks apart and fussier storage. But with only 11.8 million doses administered in the United States — less than 4% of the total — the “one and done” vaccine has fallen flat.

For the third week in a row, zero Mass. communities are considered high risk for COVID-19

There were also zero communities deemed to be at moderate risk for COVID-19 for the second week in a row.

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.

Jen Hohenboken, RN, administered a vaccine to Kaylee Hood at Gillette Stadium on the last day for the mass vaccination site.

82 confirmed cases, 3 deaths, and 22,918 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The state said 2,121 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 115 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.

Vaccine recipients wait in line in Central Square Park outside a coach bus converted into a mobile vaccine clinic in April.

A pill to treat COVID-19? The US is betting on it with a $3b investment

The US is pouring more than $3 billion into a neglected area of research: developing pills to fight the coronavirus early in the course of infection, potentially saving many lives in the years to come.

The VaxMillions Giveaway lottery will offer better odds than normal lottery tickets. State officials are hoping it will persuade more people to get vaccinated.

Feeling lucky? Vaccine lottery odds will be better than in the state’s regular games

The Massachusetts vaccine lottery unveiled earlier this week offers a chance to put a million bucks in the bank at better odds than popular state lottery tickets.