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Natick Mall mass vaccination site set to open Monday – WCVB Boston

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A new mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Natick Mall is scheduled to open on Monday.The site will begin administering 500 doses per day and then increase to more than 3,000 daily doses.People have been able to book vaccine appointments at the Natick Mall since Thursday.”There had been no mass vaccination site between Boston and Worcester. We needed one in Metro West,” said State Rep. David Linsky. “We need access. We have the space available. It’s very important that we have accessible sites available to everybody.”The Natick site becomes the fifth mass COVID-19 vaccination site to open in Massachusetts, joining Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Fenway Park in Boston, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield and the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Danvers.Another mass vaccination site is scheduled to open Wednesday in Dartmouth inside a former Circuit City that is located at 456 State Road. Appointments at the Dartmouth site have been also been available to book since Thursday.Massachusetts residents between the ages of 65 and 74, those with two or more comorbidities and residents and staff of low-income housing or affordable senior housing became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.People aged 75 and older have been eligible to be vaccinated since Feb. 1.The state’s vaccination booking website, however, crashed on Thursday due to extremely high volume.According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the list of certain medical conditions that put people at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 includes:CancerChronic kidney diseaseCOPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)Down syndromeHeart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathiesImmunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplantObesitySevere obesityPregnancySickle cell diseaseSmokingType 2 diabetes mellitusAsthma (moderate-to-severe)In addition, Massachusetts residents in Phase 1 groups are still eligible to be vaccinated, including health care workers, first responders and those living and working in long-term and congregate care settings.

A new mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Natick Mall is scheduled to open on Monday.

The site will begin administering 500 doses per day and then increase to more than 3,000 daily doses.

People have been able to book vaccine appointments at the Natick Mall since Thursday.

“There had been no mass vaccination site between Boston and Worcester. We needed one in Metro West,” said State Rep. David Linsky. “We need access. We have the space available. It’s very important that we have accessible sites available to everybody.”

The Natick site becomes the fifth mass COVID-19 vaccination site to open in Massachusetts, joining Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Fenway Park in Boston, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield and the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Danvers.

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Another mass vaccination site is scheduled to open Wednesday in Dartmouth inside a former Circuit City that is located at 456 State Road. Appointments at the Dartmouth site have been also been available to book since Thursday.

Massachusetts residents between the ages of 65 and 74, those with two or more comorbidities and residents and staff of low-income housing or affordable senior housing became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.

People aged 75 and older have been eligible to be vaccinated since Feb. 1.

The state’s vaccination booking website, however, crashed on Thursday due to extremely high volume.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the list of certain medical conditions that put people at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 includes:

  1. Cancer
  2. Chronic kidney disease
  3. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  4. Down syndrome
  5. Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
  6. Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  7. Obesity
  8. Severe obesity
  9. Pregnancy
  10. Sickle cell disease
  11. Smoking
  12. Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  13. Asthma (moderate-to-severe)

In addition, Massachusetts residents in Phase 1 groups are still eligible to be vaccinated, including health care workers, first responders and those living and working in long-term and congregate care settings.

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