Gillette Stadium vaccinating more than 1,500 people a day

Massachusetts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Baker toured the mass vaccination site a Gillette Stadium Thursday afternoon.

Fenway Park will be the state’s second mass vaccination site and will begin administering vaccines on February 1st.

However, as for his plans to set up a site in western Massachusetts? Baker is still keeping those under wraps.

When it first opened, Gillette was only vaccinating a couple hundred people a day but that number jumped to about 1,500 vaccinations a day as their capacity grew.

Baker said he’s hoping to use Gillette as a template to open other mass vaccinations sites across the state.

“The Commonwealth will keep opening more sites in all regions of the state to make sure that everyone has access to a site that’s convenient to them and safe for everyone,” said Governor Baker.

The state currently has 150 vaccination sites open and everyone in Phase 1 can now sign up to receive their vaccine.

Baker said he’s hoping that as more vaccines get approved, he’ll be able to increase the number of sites available and move onto the next phase of the vaccination process.

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