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Some Community Health Centers, Key Partners In Vaccine Rollout, Don't Have Any

WBUR, January 30, 2021
Lynn is a coronavirus hot spot. Roughly one in six residents has tested positive. Read more »

COVID-19 Vaccination at Our Father's House

Sentinel & Enterprise, January 29, 2021
Fitchburg's Community Health Connections held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday at Our Father's House to protect the homeless shelter's staff and clients. Read more »

Challenges facing Hub vaccine effort

Bay State Banner, January 27, 2021
Elected officials and public health experts were sharply critical of the Baker administration's initial roll-out of vaccine sites last week. Read more »

Fauci: Massachusetts doing 'really good job' on coronavirus vaccine rollout

Boston Globe, January 26, 2021
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the federal government's top infectious disease specialist, said Monday that Massachusetts is doing a "really good job" on its COVID-19 vaccine rollout compared to elsewhere in the US. Read more »

Baker Says Second Phase Of Vaccine Rollout Starts Next Week, But Experts Still Worry About Supply

WBUR, January 26, 2021
Gov. Charlie Baker says phase two of Massachusett's COVID-19 vaccination plan takes effect next Monday. Read more »

The governor on Monday announced changes in the Phase 2 eligibility for the vaccine and the setup of several mass vaccination sites.

iBerkshires, January 25, 2021
Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday announced that the commonwealth is moving residents age at least 65 ahead in the line to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Read more »

Mass. updates COVID-19 vaccination timeline: When, where can you get the shot?

Boston 25 News, January 25, 2021
The COVID-19 Response Command Center partnered with health care providers, pharmacies and local officials to set up additional sites with a focus on accessibility and equity. Read more »

Dr. Anthony Fauci On Massachusetts Vaccine Rollout, National Pandemic

WBUR, January 25, 2021
We're joined live by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and advisor to seven presidents, including Joe Biden. Read more »

Baker adds sites, accelerates vaccinations for residents 65 and over while hundreds of thousands of doses sit unused

Boston Globe, January 25, 2021
Governor Charlie Baker outlined a plan on Monday to add more than 60 injection sites across the state, including three new mass vaccination locations Read more »

In Suffolk County, Black and Latino residents face stark disparities in vaccine access

Boston Globe, January 23, 2021
If you are Black or Latino and living in Suffolk County, you are more likely to have to travel farther than white residents for a coveted dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a Globe analysis has found. Read more »

Vaccinations begin for homeless shelter workers on Cape Cod

Cape Cod Times, January 21, 2021
Duffy Health Center in Hyannis has started vaccinating homeless shelter staffers and contractors as phase one of the vaccine schedule continues to roll out, with residents expected to get their first vaccines by next week. Read more »

How Does A State Prepare To Vaccinate Its Entire Population? It's Not Easy

WGBH, January 20, 2021
Massachusetts is sorting through the challenges of mass vaccination as it prepares to roll out a program to millions of people in Massachusett's general public. Read more »

Fenway Park to become second mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Massachusetts

WCVB, January 20, 2021
The home of the Boston Red Sox will begin administering vaccines on Feb. 1 and will administer up to 500 per day to Massachusetts residents in the Phase 1 priority groups. Read more »

Trump administration reverses stance, will no longer hold back second shots of coronavirus vaccine

Washington Post, January 12, 2021
The Trump administration announced sweeping changes to its vaccination rollout on Tuesday, including making all of the coronavirus vaccine supply immediately available, urging states to provide shots to anyone 65 and older and warning states with lagging inoculations that they could lose some of their shots to speedier places. Read more »

Physician and civil rights activist Dr. H. Jack Geiger dies at 95

Today, January 10, 2021
Dr. H. Jack Geiger, who spent his life practicing social medicine and changed what it means to be a physician, has died at age 95. Sunday TODAY's Willie Geist remembers a life well lived. Read more »

Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel on Massachusetts Unique Approach to COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts

Public Health On Call, January 7, 2021
States are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to "high risk groups" but theres a lot of nuance in how "high risk" is defined. Read more »

COVID-19 testing remains a challenge. It could get worse as health care providers juggle vaccine rollout

Boston Globe, January 7, 2021
Coronavirus testing throughout Massachusetts continued to be a roller coaster ride through the first days of the new year, marked by high demand, hard-to-come-by appointments, and an average turnaround time that at one point was more than three days. Read more »

Biden chooses Boston Mayor Walsh as Labor secretary

Politico, January 7, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden has picked Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a former top union leader, to serve as his Labor secretary, according to four sources, ending a selection process that split the labor movement and stoked diversity concerns among Democrats. Read more »

Mass. offers Internet access help for unemployed

Boston Globe, January 5, 2021
Massachusetts is offering to help the unemployed find work by providing subsidies for Internet access, and in some cases doling out free equipment. Read more »

Betsy Nabel, Brigham and Women's Hospital CEO, to step down

Boston Business Journal, January 5, 2021
Dr. Betsy Nabel will depart from Brigham and Womens Hospital after 11 years as CEO to take a job at a biotech company. Read more »

Pace Of Coronavirus Vaccination Lags Supply In Mass.

WBUR, January 4, 2021
So far in Massachusetts, the pace of vaccinating residents against COVID-19 is way behind supplies of coronavirus vaccines. Read more »

Pace Of Coronavirus Vaccination Lags Supply In Mass.

WBUR, January 4, 2021
So far in Massachusetts, the pace of vaccinating residents against COVID-19 is way behind supplies of coronavirus vaccines. Read more »