Thursday, March 11, 2021

CommonWealth Magazine: "Massachusetts unveils vaccine preregistration system to ease appointment frenzy"


"GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said on Wednesday that the state has the capacity to administer 2 million inoculations a month, but the federal government and  d vaccine manufacturers are providing only half that amount.

At a press conference at a West Bridgewater manufacturer of hospital-grade masks, Baker said the state could easily administer 1 million doses a month and could probably do 2 million. State officials say they only have 250,000 doses available to administer next week, and only 155,000 of those are first doses. That pace, which is not expected to change for the rest of March, would lead to 1 million total doses over a month.

The governor said the lack of vaccine supply and concerns about new variants of the coronavirus are the two key factors he would consider in deciding whether the state of emergency he declared exactly a year ago could be lifted."

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New registration system for vaccines

Gov Baker's press conf

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