Wellpath in the News: Massachusetts begins vaccinating within congregate-care, correctional facilities

(WWLP) – The next round of COVID-19 vaccinations in Massachusetts begins Monday with distribution to congregate care and correctional facilities.

Roughly 94,000 people living and working in 3,500 congregate care settings like group homes or shelters are eligible for vaccinations starting Monday.

State Representative Bud Williams said he’s happy to see distribution expanding but said more needs to be done speed up the vaccination process, “The rollout has been very slow. I think in the end, what they are going to end up doing is first come first serve. We have people who want to take it and others who don’t want to take it, so we need to do a better job.”

About 6,500 and 4,500 officers are expected to get their shots over the next three weeks. Inmates will receive their doses from WellPath, the Department of Corrections medical provider. Employees will be eligible at regional vaccine sites established by the state – similar to the rollout for first responders last week. For complete article:

https://www.wwlp.com/news/health/coronavirus-local-impact/massachusetts-begins-vaccinating-within-congregate-care-correctional-facilities/

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