Gov. Baker: Massachusetts First Large State In Country To Vaccinate 30% of Population; State To Receive 172,000 First Dose Vaccines This Week

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BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor Charlie said the Commonwealth is the “first large state in the country to vaccinate 30 percent of our population with a first dose,” according to Bloomberg’s vaccine data.

Gov. Baker said more than 1.1 million people are fully vaccinated in Massachusetts, and more than 2 million residents have received at least one dose.

The Governor said Massachusetts is outpacing most other states when it comes to vaccinating people of color.

“While there’s still more work to do, we’re the number two state, according to the Bloomberg data, at dosing Black residents, and we’re at over double the national average for Latinx residents,” said Gov. Baker.

This week, Massachusetts received a modest increase in supply of first doses, for a total of 172,000, said the Baker-Polito administration.

This includes 7,900 doses of J&J vaccine, said Gov. Baker.

In total, the Commonwealth received 330,000 first and second doses as part of the state allocation.

These figures do not include doses provided directly from the federal government to the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program or to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC).

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

  • Health systems and health care providers (excluding community health centers): 115,120
  • Mass vaccination locations: 109,750
  • Regional Collaboratives and Local Boards of Health: 55,850
  • Community Health Centers: 28,820
  • Retail pharmacies (non-CVS) state allocation: 10,350
  • Mobile Clinics supporting long-term care facilities, congregate care, affordable/low-income senior housing and homebound individuals: 9,800

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.

The Administration has also been informed that the federal government will send a one-time allocation of 40,800 doses of J&J vaccine to the Commonwealth next week as well as a one-time allocation of 20,000 Pfizer first doses.

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, 115,800 first and second doses were allocated to the retail pharmacy program.

15 FQHCs received 24,570 doses directly from the Federal Government.

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