Governor Baker tours vaccine site in Quincy, provides COVID-19 update

Massachusetts News

QUINCY, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Baker visited Manet Community Health Center Vaccination Site in Quincy and provided the state’s COVID-19 vaccination update Monday afternoon.

This week, Massachusetts is expected to surpass three million residents fully vaccinated which means we are so close to reaching herd immunity. Right now more than 73 percent of the adult population in Massachusetts has received at least one shot of the vaccine.

All of our COVID-19 metrics at this point are higher than the national average which is a great sign according to Governor Baker. However, he said we are not in the clear just yet. Baker is asking resident to continue to wear their masks inside or whenever you cannot socially distance and sign up for a vaccine appointment if you haven’t got one yet.

The current timeline to fully reopen is August 1st but if our data continues to trend in the right direction Governor Baker said he’s willing to move that timeline up.

Governor Charlie Baker joined with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, Manet Community Health Center CEO Cynthia Sierra and local leaders to tour the vaccination site at Manet Community Health Center and provide an update on COVID-19 vaccination. 

Six mass vaccination sites, at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center and Reggie Lewis Center, the Natick Mall, the former Circuit City in Dartmouth, the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers and the Eastfield Mall in Springfield, is accepting walk-ins for vaccine doses. The West of the River Collaborative vaccination site in West Springfield is accepting walk-ins for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Eastern States Exposition.

As of Sunday, 6,738,477 Massachusetts residents are either fully vaccinated or the have received their first shot. Governor Baker said we are on track to achieve herd immunity, which is 4.1 million residents fully vaccinated, by early June.

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