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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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The Emergent BioSolutions plant in Baltimore.

Baltimore plant with contaminated Johnson & Johnson vaccines had multiple failures, unsanitary conditions, FDA says

The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday released a scathing inspection report that cites multiple failures at the Emergent BioSolutions manufacturing plant in Baltimore that ruined 15 million doses worth of raw Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.

Sarah Graham is one of about 6,000 unlucky people in the United States who were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus but have been diagnosed with what epidemiologists call “breakthrough cases.”

It’s rare and expected, but some fully vaccinated people are catching COVID-19

Infections like Sarah Graham's are rare and entirely expected; the three vaccines cleared for emergency use provided robust protection in clinical trials, but they aren’t perfect.

Capturing the big moment. Evelyn Urbaez makes a selfie while receiving a dose of vaccine from Spc. Ismaela Rodriguez of the Massachusetts Army National Guard at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center vaccine clinic at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge on Tuesday.

968 confirmed cases, 3 deaths, and 79,162 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The state said 33,060 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 708 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital..

Nurse Stefanie Sampson prepared a dose of the vaccine last month at a clinic at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Roxbury. Massachusetts is the most receptive state in the nation when it comes to getting the vaccines, according to federal estimates.

These maps show where COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is strongest

Massachusetts has the lowest vaccine hesitancy rate in the nation, according to federal estimates. But some counties are more hesitant than others.

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

EU regulator says benefits to J&J vaccine outweigh risks, recommends warning label

Experts at the agency that regulates drugs for the European Union said Tuesday that a warning about very unusual blood clots should be added to labels for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Exterior view of the European Medicines Agency, EMA, in Amsterdam's business district, Netherlands, Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

EU regulator prepares to issue advice on use of J&J vaccine

Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present Tuesday the conclusions of their investigation into possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and very rare cases of unusual clotting disorders detected in the United States.

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Angelica Romero, 30, is inoculated with the Moderna Vaccine for Covid-19 by pharmacy student Kayla Sepe at Central Falls High School in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

R.I. residents age 16 and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine. But are they signing up?

The state has plenty of appointments available, but so far newly eligible residents seem to be in no rush to book them.

Alysia Bryant wrote a message on the community wall as she left the Lowell General Hospital mass vaccination site at the Cross River Center last week.

1,236 confirmed cases, 18 deaths, and 50,856 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The state said 34,675 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 705 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.