BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts reached a noteworthy milestone Friday morning in the fight against the coronavirus. Over one million people have now been fully vaccinated.
Gov. Charlie Baker made the announcement on social media.READ MORE: Firework Thrown From Car Sparks Fire In Franklin; Police Search For Driver
“Massachusetts has now fully vaccinated over 1 million people and continues to be a national leader in vaccine administration,” he tweeted. “Thank you to everyone who has supported this progress!”
“Fully vaccinated” refers to people who have had both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or one shot of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.READ MORE: Are COVID Tests Accurate For Variants? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
In its latest vaccine report, the Department of Public Health said more than 3.2 million doses have been shipped to the state. A grand total of more than 2.8 million people have received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday.
The percentage of total doses shipped that have been reported as administered was just over 87% as of Friday.
The one million benchmark comes just days before Massachusetts prepares to move into Phase 4, Step 1 of reopening.MORE NEWS: 'Manhattan In 75 Minutes': First Look At Boston-New York Seaplane Service
Visit Mass.Gov/CovidVaccine to find out when you’re eligible and to book an appointment or call the hotline at 211.