Baker Defends Phased Approach to Vaccine Distribution
iBerkshires.com reports that Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday defended his administration's strategy of taking a phased approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
"I really hope — and I know this isn't popular — but I really hope that, early on, we are able with the vaccine that is available, to hit the populations for whom life is most at risk and on whom the health-care system relies on and depends to provide care," Baker said.
On the day that he announced the start next week of statewide distribution to residents and staff at congregate care facilities, Baker pushed back against the idea that "regular people" are being unfairly excluded in the commonwealth's phased approach to vaccinations.
"I think the focus early on should be on those who have the most to lose or who are fundamental to our ability to take care of those who have the most to lose."