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FRAMINGHAM – Individuals who received dose one of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine on February 6 were scheduled to have an appointment today, March 6, for their second dose of the vaccine at Keefe Technical High School.

‘Because receipt of the vaccine is fluid, the second dose clinic’s date” was tentative said the City of Framingham in announcing it back on February 19.

Framingham held two local COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Keefe Technical on Feb. 6 and 13 but has not held a local clinic since.

Last month, the Baker-Polito administration announced that the state would stop the local clinics, due to a lack of vaccine available to Massachusetts.

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However, the administration said on Feb. 16, that the 20 hardest hit communities would be supplied to help with underserved communities. The City of Framingham is one of those 20 communities.

The Framingham Health Department and the Medical Reserve Corps held the City’s first COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, February 6.

Three hundred and twenty Framingham residents, and 139 nonresidents, all 75 years or older, were vaccinated for a total of 459 people.

No one under the age of 75 was vaccinated, and Framingham residents were prioritized over nonresidents, said the City of Framingham in a press release.

In addition to the 300 doses for February 6 clinic, the Health Department had received 100 doses as part of an initial allotment, said the City of Framingham.

There were also additional unused doses from the January first responder clinics. The doses from the initial allotment and the doses from the first responder clinics enabled the extra vaccinations, explained the City of Framingham.

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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.