Governor Charlie Baker met with President Joe Biden on Tuesday as part of the nation's push to vaccinate more people against COVID-19.

(WGGB/WSHM) -- Governor Charlie Baker met with President Joe Biden on Tuesday as part of the nation's push to vaccinate more people against COVID-19.

Baker was part of a group of six governors discussing the vaccine rollout with the president in a virtual meeting.

They shred best practices for encouraging Americans to get vaccinated as the vaccination rate is declining nationwide.

Massachusetts is #2 in the country with about 74 percent of adults receiving at least one dose of the vaccine.

Baker credits collaboration with the local boards of health and regional centers as a big part of the success.

"We had tremendous participation from health care community from hospitals to physician offices and our community health centers were a big part of the show for us very early on and with respect to equity, one of the places we started straight out of the gate was a big aggressive program to do outreach to congregate care," Baker said.

Those programs focused on group homes, senior sites, and homeless shelters.

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(1) comment

JCC

Old Charlie is graded an F on people getting the vaccine of over 6 million residents not even half have gotten the Vaccine due his poor strategy on where to put clinics

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