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Gillette Stadium mass vaccination site shutting down

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — After giving out more than 600,000 shots over five months, the mass coronavirus vaccination site at Gillette Stadium is closing its doors on Monday. Read more

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Officials preparing to wind down vaccination site at Eastern States Expo. fairgrouds

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The COVID-19 vaccination site at the Eastern State Exposition fairgrounds is set to close next Thursday, June 17 after being open less than two months. The town said there's been a drastic decrease in demand. Read more

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Local immunologist discusses how close Massachusetts is to herd immunity

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- COVID-19 vaccines are still being distributed every day, but local health experts say the momentum is slowing down. Read more

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State vaccination grants target harder-to-reach groups

BOSTON (AP) — About $3.2 million in grants and contracts have been awarded to community-based organizations to increase awareness and access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the 20 Massachusetts cities and towns hardest hit by the pandemic, the Baker administration announced Tuesday. Read more

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Curative preparing to pivot to mobile vaccination efforts in hardest hit communities

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- We are Your Vaccine Authority and Friday, we took part in a National Day of Action. Western Mass News, along with the National Association of Broadcasters, drawing attention to the vaccination effort with exactly one month left to reach President Biden's Independence Day goal of getting to the 70 percent mark for fully vaccinated adults across the country. Read more

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Health experts address possible COVID-19 vaccination booster shots

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Many of you have been reaching out wondering if COVID-19 booster shots will be needed in the future and what that will look like. Read more

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Massachusetts schools step up efforts to vaccinate students

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts school districts are stepping up their efforts to vaccinate eligible students before the end of the school year. Read more