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NATICK – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, along with Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders will tour the mass vaccination site at the Natick Mall this morning, February 24. The three will hold a live press conference at 11 a.m. from the mall.

The Commonwealth’s newest mass vaccination site opened on Monday, February 22.

The site is supposed to handle about 500 vaccines a day and eventually gear up to more than 3,000 vaccines per day, but there were far less appoints available to start this week.

Senate President Karen Spilka pushed for a MetroWest site.

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“On behalf of the residents of MetroWest, I am grateful to see a vaccination site in Natick, especially for our seniors and most vulnerable residents,” said Senate President Karen Spilka.

But rollout of the appointments was not very easy.

The few vaccine appointments were taken within minutes on February 18, the day registration opened.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.