BOSTON (CBS) – Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is now in Massachusetts. By the end of the month, 300,000 doses are expected to be here.
Boston Medical Center was the first hospital in the state to get a vaccine delivery Monday morning.
975 doses of Pfizer’s #coronavirus vaccine arrived at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital this morning.
— Anna Meiler (@AnnaMeiler) December 15, 2020
Other hospitals in Massachusetts are expected to receive their shipments early this week as well and start vaccinating front line workers.
Here’s a list of some of the local facilities getting the vaccine this week.
Melrose Wakefield gets shipment, begins vaccinations
Tufts Medical Center begins vaccinations
Massachusetts General Hospital gets shipment
UMass Memorial Medical Center gets shipment
Boston Children’s Hospital gets shipment
Newton Wellesley Hospital gets shipment
South Shore Health gets shipment
BMC begins vaccinations
MGH begins vaccinations
Beth Israel Lahey Health begins vaccinations
UMass Memorial Medical begins vaccinations
Lawrence General Hospital said they’re expecting to get a shipment and begin vaccinations between Tuesday and Thursday.
The hospitals are all in the process of identifying, notifying and scheduling those who will get vaccinated first.
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is up for approval by the FDA on Thursday and is expected to be distributed next.
The first phase of vaccinations in Massachusetts will focus on health care workers, elderly in long term care and first responders.
The general public is expected to get vaccinations in the spring.
For more information, visit mass.gov/covidvaccine. The website notes that the CDC will share the location of public vaccine clinics at vaccinefinder.org. Information will also be available on the DPH website.