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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

State juggles vaccine distribution as fewer online slots frustrate eligible residents

As Mass. prioritizes second doses, a smaller than usual number of new appointments were posted to the state’s website yesterday, underscoring the maddening complexity of the vaccination campaign. The state announced the Fenway site would close on March 27 and open at the Hynes Convention Center on March 18, one week after up to 400,000 educators become eligible for shots.

Massachusetts spent 20 years refining its own mass vaccination plan. Then it looked elsewhere

Days after federal drug regulators authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine, the state abandoned its blueprint and entrusted a handful of private companies with running its mass vaccination sites.

1,410 confirmed cases, 42 deaths, and 62,433 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The total shots administered included 614,589 second shots. Those who have gotten their second shot of the currently approved two-dose vaccines are considered fully vaccinated.

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.

12 Middlesex County superintendents urge state to provide ‘thoughtful plan’ before reopening elementary schools full time

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is slated to consider a request Friday from state Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley that would allow him to force school districts to reopen their elementary schools fully in April, with older grades to follow.


R.I. receives 9,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The vaccine, known as Janssen, will be distributed through state-run sites, clinics, and hospitals.


This doctor stepped up to bridge the gap as the pandemic ravaged this small city

Hailed as a hero of Central Falls, R.I., Dr. Beata Nelken provided COVID-19 tests and vaccines to help struggling families and protect public health

State Police colonel tasked with reform is accused of breaking rules to promote his allies

A lawsuit filed by three Massachusetts State Police veteran supervisors alleges recent improprieties around the agency’s promotional exam and promotions process, laying blame on Colonel Christopher Mason. The accusations could further damage trust in the state’s largest law enforcement agency.