HCN News & Notes

State to Ramp Down Mass-vaccination Sites

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration announced the planned closing dates for mass-vaccination sites in the Commonwealth over the next several weeks. With nearly 3.7 million residents fully vaccinated and more than 4.3 million people receiving at least a first dose, the administration is focused on increasing targeted community-based vaccine efforts to reach remaining populations.

All mass-vaccination vendors will continue to work closely with the Commonwealth as they ramp down operations at mass-vaccination sites over the next several weeks. Gillette Stadium, the Hynes Convention Center, the Reggie Lewis Center, Natick Mall, and the Doubletree in Danvers will finish operations by the end of June. The Eastfield Mall in Springfield and the former Circuit City in Dartmouth will remain open into July, with the Eastfield Mall site expected to close on July 6. CIC Health and Curative will continue to support community mobile sites, including on-site employer and school clinics.

The Commonwealth’s mass-vaccination sites have jointly administered more than 1.7 million doses and played an instrumental role in getting residents vaccinated. Today, Massachusetts is a nationwide leader in vaccination, with 79% of all adult residents and two-thirds of all residents having received at least one dose. More than 900 vaccination locations are available throughout Massachusetts. The COVID-19 vaccine is free, and individuals do not need insurance or an ID to get the vaccine.