Massachusetts Governor Baker provides 疫苗 update, new holiday guidance

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BOSTON ( – 的 Baker-Polito Administration announced updates on the Commonwealth’s distribution efforts of the first doses of the COVID-19 疫苗 as well as new guidance from the Department of Public 健康 (DPH) to help residents celebrate the holiday safely.

On Monday, the first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 疫苗 arrived in the Commonwealth. Four hospitals received 5,850 first doses on Monday.


Pending the approval of Moderna’s Emergency Use Authorization, the Commonwealth, based on federal guidance, 具有 been told to anticipate 180,000 doses of the Pfizer 疫苗 和 120,000 doses of the Moderna 疫苗. 总的来说,政府期望英联邦在12月底之前收到300,000剂。

DPH places 疫苗 orders on behalf of the providers. From there, the 疫苗 is shipped to the hospital or facility directly from the manufacturer on behalf of the federal government. 

When vaccination begins, hospitals report data into DPH, 和 DPH 和 the Command Center will launch a public dashboard to keep track of immunizations administered next week. Individuals with questions about what phase they can be vaccinated in can send an email to 进行优先级澄清。

Additionally, CVS 和 Walgreens will begin vaccinating in nursing homes the week of December 28th under the CDC’s Long-Term Care Pharmacy Partnership program.  的ir doses will come from the state’s Pfizer allocation, between 40,000 – 60,000 will be shipped to CVS 和 Walgreens for 马萨诸塞州 skilled nursing facilities.


今天, DPH 已发布 December 假期指导 to advise residents on how to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19 during holiday activities.


·       限制 仅面向家庭成员的面对面庆祝

·       推迟或取消 travel this holiday season. If you do choose to travel, be aware of 和 comply with 马萨诸塞州 travel order 要求。

·       跟随 the current state 收集尺寸限制 and 行业特定的工作场所安全标准.

的 DPH guidance also provides tips for engaging in lower-risk celebrations 和 traditions this holiday season, while discouraging high risk activities.

Higher-Risk Celebrations 和 Activities

  • 每当您与家庭以外的其他人聚会时,都会增加患上疾病或传播疾病的风险。不鼓励所有居民聚会。 马萨诸塞州的聚会受制于 收集尺寸限制.
  • You are risking your health 和 others health if you host or participate in any in-person festivities if you or anyone in your household:
    • 具有 been diagnosed with COVID-19 和 具有 not completed the isolation period;
    • 具有  COVID-19的症状;
    • 正在等待COVID-19病毒检测 results;
    • 在过去10天内可能已暴露给COVID-19的人;要么
    • 患有COVID-19的严重疾病风险增加,例如老年人或患有某些疾病的人。