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Massachusetts releases COVID-19 vaccination plan



BOSTON (WWLP) – Health officials are already planning how to deal with a vaccination within the Commonwealth.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked states to submit their vaccine distribution plans by November 1.

Massachusetts unveiled on Saturday a draft of how they plan to distribute the vaccine. According to the draft, the state plans to receive between 20,000 and 60,000 doses of the vaccine in the first phase.

The first phase would prioritize health care workers and people considered to be at high risk. Phase two will include people of color and low-income communities that have seen higher rates of the virus.

Once the state has enough vaccine available in the last phase, health officials said the plan to vaccinate everyone quickly and for free.


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