Biden Administration To Deliver 170,000 COVID Vaccines To Massachusetts This Week

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BOSTON – The Baker-Polito administration announced the Commonwealth is receiving a modest increase in supply of first doses of the COVID vaccine.

The Biden-Harris administration is expected to deliver to Massachusetts about 170,000. This includes an unexpected 8,000 doses of J&J vaccine, said the state.

In total, the Commonwealth will receive 316,000 first and second doses as part of the state allocation.

These figures do not include doses provided through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program or to Federally Qualified Health Centers.

This week, first doses and second dose state allocations (total doses), were distributed among providers as follows:

  • Mass vaccination locations: 101,890
  • Health systems and health care providers (excluding CHCs): 99,230
  • Community Health Centers: 27,450
  • Regional Collaboratives and Local Boards of Health: 59,580
  • Regional Collaboratives: 40,370
  • Local Boards of Health: 19,210
  • Retail pharmacies (non-CVS)
  • State allocation: 8,490
  • Mobile Clinics supporting long-term care facilities, congregate care, affordable/low-income senior housing and homebound individuals: 19,180

Weekly allocations are subject to change based on federal availability, demand from providers, and obligations to meet second doses. Providers have 10 days to use their doses and must meet specific performance thresholds.

In addition to the state allocation, the federal government distributes vaccines to CVS Health sites as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership as well as to certain Massachusetts federally qualified community health centers. These quantities fluctuate on a weekly basis and are not counted as part of the state’s weekly allocation.

This week, 106,440 first and second doses have been allocated to the retail pharmacy program and 9,500 doses have been allocated to the federally qualified health centers.

Individuals looking to book appointments across any of these providers should visit mass.gov/COVIDvaccine to learn more.

The Governor announced that all individuals age 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine in Massachusetts starting April 19

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