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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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Latest COVID-19 vaccine stories


5 things to know if you want to sign up for a vaccine today in Mass.

Eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine? Anxious to protect yourself and others — and to get back to a more normal life? Here's what you need to know if you’re looking to sign up Friday to get a vaccination.

Canada clears Johnson & Johnson vaccine, first to approve four vaccines

Like many countries, Canada does not have domestic production and has struggled with an immediate shortage of vaccines.

State juggles vaccine distribution as fewer online slots frustrate eligible residents

As Mass. prioritizes second doses, a smaller than usual number of new appointments were posted to the state’s website yesterday, underscoring the maddening complexity of the vaccination campaign. The state announced the Fenway site would close on March 27 and open at the Hynes Convention Center on March 18, one week after up to 400,000 educators become eligible for shots.

Massachusetts spent 20 years refining its own mass vaccination plan. Then it looked elsewhere

Days after federal drug regulators authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine, the state abandoned its blueprint and entrusted a handful of private companies with running its mass vaccination sites.

1,410 confirmed cases, 42 deaths, and 62,433 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The total shots administered included 614,589 second shots. Those who have gotten their second shot of the currently approved two-dose vaccines are considered fully vaccinated.

12 Middlesex County superintendents urge state to provide ‘thoughtful plan’ before reopening elementary schools full time

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is slated to consider a request Friday from state Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley that would allow him to force school districts to reopen their elementary schools fully in April, with older grades to follow.

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R.I. receives 9,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The vaccine, known as Janssen, will be distributed through state-run sites, clinics, and hospitals.

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This doctor stepped up to bridge the gap as the pandemic ravaged this small city

Hailed as a hero of Central Falls, R.I., Dr. Beata Nelken provided COVID-19 tests and vaccines to help struggling families and protect public health