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Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Announces Ramp Down of Mass Vaccination Sites, Targeted Everbridge Message to Disproportionately Impacted Communities

For immediate release:
6/03/2021
  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Ramp Down of Mass Vaccination Sites, Targeted Everbridge Message to Disproportionately Impacted Communities

Kate Reilly, COVID-19 Command Center Communications Director

BostonThe 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 over 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. 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 over 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 2/3 of all residents having received at least one dose. There are over 900 locations available in every region of Massachusetts. The COVID-19 vaccine is free, and individuals do not need insurance or an ID to get the vaccine.

Currently planned closing dates at each of our mass vaccination sites, all dates are subject to change:

  • Gillette Stadium: June 14
  • Hynes Convention Center: June 22
  • Natick Mall: June 23
  • Reggie Lewis Center: June 27
  • Doubletree in Danvers: June 30
  • Eastfield Mall in Springfield: July 6
  • Former Circuit City in Dartmouth: July 13

These sites continue to be available to for walk in appointments. For information on days and hours of operation, visit www.vaxfinder.mass.gov

Everbridge Message

Today, the Command Center will send targeted text and phone messages via the Everbridge alerts system to residents in disproportionately impacted communities to remind people of the importance of getting a vaccine and share locations in their community where they can get vaccinated.

To date, messages have been sent to over 1.1 million residents of 14 equity communities and the Command Center is continuing to work to reach the other communities. This week, messages will be sent to Brockton, Malden, Methuen, Revere, and Worcester.

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Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Ramp Down of Mass Vaccination Sites, Targeted Everbridge Message to Disproportionately Impacted Communities

Executive Office of Health and Human Services 

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is the largest secretariat in state government and is comprised of 12 agencies, in addition to 2 soldiers’ homes and the MassHealth program. Our efforts are focused on the health, resilience, and independence of the one in four residents of the Commonwealth we serve. Our public health programs touch every community in the Commonwealth.

Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito 

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and the Baker-Polito Administration are committed to serving the people of Massachusetts and making the Commonwealth a great place to live, work and raise a family.
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