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Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Submits Initial Vaccine Order to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Today’s submission is the first of 300,000 doses expected in Massachusetts by the end of December
For immediate release:
12/04/2020
  • Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
  • Governor's Press Office
  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Public Health

Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Submits Initial Vaccine Order to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sarah Finlaw, Press Secretary, Governor's Office

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BOSTONToday, the Baker-Polito Administration submitted the Commonwealth’s initial vaccine order to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal government allocated Massachusetts 59,475 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for this first shipment that is part of 300,000 doses that the CDC is expected to send to Massachusetts by the end of December. The first allotment of 300,000 COVID vaccines will be for the first dose of a two dose regimen.

Anticipating that the federal government will soon issue emergency use authorizations for additional vaccines, the Administration has been working with the COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group to prepare for a safe, equitable and efficient distribution that is based on guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Commonwealth has actively been working on preparedness and planning for a COVID-19 vaccine since early August. Over the past decade, the Commonwealth has invested in the state-of-the-art Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS), which serves as the state’s vaccine registry, ordering system, and inventory system. DPH has enhanced MIIS to prepare to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

Next week, the Administration will roll out further information on vaccination prioritization.

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Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Submits Initial Vaccine Order to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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