BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced today, March 4, that the Fenway Park mass vaccine center will close on March 27.
Gov. Baker said a new mass vaccination site at the Hynes Convention Center will replace it.
“To have ballplayers in the park at the same time you have people in the park for different purposes we just thought was a little more complicated than we thought was appropriate for thism’ said Gov. Baker.
The Boston Red Sox open the season at home on April 1 against the Baltimore Orioles.
“The bottom line was the fundamental purpose of Fenway Park is to provide a place to practice and play baseball,” said the Governor.
More than 25,000 vaccinations have already been administered at Fenway Park, according to the Commonwealth.
By the time, the site closes, the state anticipates that number to be more than 55,000.
The Hynes Convention Center mass vaccination site will be open and begin accepting appointments on March 18.
“From our point of view, the Hynes was a more permanent solution we could use on a go-forward basis,” Gov. Baker said of the Back Bay convention center.
The Hynes mass vaccination site is expected to match the Fenway Park production of about 1,500 vaccines a day.
If the supply of vaccine increases, The Center hopes to administer 5,000 shots a day.