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COVID-19 vaccine news, resources, and guidance

The latest on how and where to get a vaccine, plus the latest news and resources on development and distribution in Massachusetts

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The CDC last week released guidelines for operating summer camps during COVID-19. Some experts are calling them too strict.

Is the latest summer camp COVID-19 guidance too strict? Some experts think so

Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health said he believes the current CDC guidelines for summer camps are "far too stringent." But he also believes those guidelines will change in the coming weeks.

A medical worker held a vial of the Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine in Belgrade, Serbia.

WHO panel OKs emergency use of China’s Sinopharm vaccine

The move could pave the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a UN-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines.

These 13 Massachusetts communities are at high risk for COVID-19

This week’s total marks the fourth week in a row that the number of high-risk communities has dropped.

Students waited for 15 minutes in a socially distanced observation area after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine inside Boston College's Conte Forum. BC is among the New England schools requiring students to be vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall.

These New England colleges are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for the fall

After the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted traditional college life, New England colleges are hoping the upcoming year offers its students a bit more normalcy.

Fritzner Filoma, 70, got a shot last month at the Haitian Americans United and Equity Now & Beyond vaccine clinic at the Nazarene Church on River Street in Boston.

Number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients drops below 500 for first time since October

The state said 20,498 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 469 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

A classroom at Boston Preparatory Charter School.

Mass. reports 604 new coronavirus cases among public school students, 65 among school staff members

Officials estimate that about 690,000 students across the state are attending some form of in-person learning, and about 135,000 staff members are working in buildings.

Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?

The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.

See how many people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in your Mass. town

See who has been vaccinated in your community.