Tight Vaccine Supply in Mass.; Vt. Extends State of Emergency
The Berkshire Eagle reports Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he is frustrated that a tight vaccine supply is preventing health care providers from vaccinating as many people against COVID-19 as they can.
Baker said the state has the capacity to administer 242,000 doses of vaccine a week, but has only been receiving 103,000 to 106,000 doses a week.
“At this point, we have far more capacity to deliver vaccine than we have available vaccine," Baker said Saturday after touring a mass vaccination site at the Eastfield Mall Springfield.
Massachusetts has now administered more than 1 million doses of vaccine, Baker said.
The focus in Massachusetts will remain on making sure as many residents who are 75 and older get vaccinated before expanding vaccine eligibility, Baker said.