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Monday, May 03, 2021

麻州預計六月410萬人打完疫苗 將關閉四大疫苗注射站

麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)強調麻州防疫做得很好。
                       (Boston Orange 編譯) 踏入六月,麻州就會達標,有410萬人完全注射新冠疫苗(COVID-19)了。麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)等人今(3)日一早10點,在州政府大樓說明,下一步將推廣社區化選擇,更有針對性的鼓勵麻州居民接種疫苗。

                 查理貝克和副州長白莉朵(Karyn Polito),健康及人民服務卿Marylou Sudders,以及麻州總醫院(MGH)傳染病中心主任Paul Biddinger一起,就麻州疫苗施打及分配情況,做進一步說明。

                   麻州政府指出,截至今日,麻州已有390萬人至少已注射一劑新冠疫苗,未來七天,還會有18萬人要接種第一劑疫苗,估計到六月時,全麻州就會有410萬人完整的接種了一劑或二劑新冠疫苗。

麻州副州長白莉朵(Karyn Polito)。
                  查理貝克強調,麻州在施打及分發疫苗的速度及比率上,在全美位居前茅,新確診個案數和住院人數和今年一月初相比,都已下降80%有多,下一步,麻州將更有針對性的鼓勵州內20個受新冠病毒影響最嚴重社區內居民,克服對疫苗的觀望與恐懼,加入接種行列。

               麻州政府的推廣疫苗接種安排將包括提供疫苗給22個區域合作機構;加倍撥發疫苗給20個不成比例受影響的社區;和麻州醫藥協會合作,從五月中開始讓更多一般醫療機構取得疫苗,這部分將涉及確認複雜的儲存設備,以及運送安排,以確保所有疫苗得到最好的應用。此外,麻州將在20個受影響最大區域的耆英中心,崇拜會所,以及社區組織,擴大疫苗注設流動站服務。

麻州健康及人民服務卿Marylou Sudders。
              麻州政府指出,迄今共有21000劑疫苗是流動疫苗注射站施打的,其中61%的接種者為有色人種。

             許多地方已經開始提供新的注射疫苗機會,包括都會北區域合作機構,有三個新的疫苗注射站,包括艾佛瑞特(Everett)市的Encore賭場,麥特福(Medord)的塔芙茨(Tufts)校園,以及尚莫維爾市(Somerville)的劍橋健康聯盟(Cambridge Health Alliance)

             波士頓醫療中心設在南灣購物中心的疫苗站,也可預約登記新的疫苗接種。

             流動疫苗診所將分佈在Lynn, New Bedford, Worcester這三個城市,以及使用不同語言的秋河(Fall River)市地方教堂,寺廟。

麻州總醫院(MGH)傳染病中心主任Paul Biddinger。

             布洛克頓(Brockton)市的西門商場(Westgate Mall),以及不同的市府住宅大樓也都有疫苗門診。

             大型疫苗站即預先登記部分,麻州政府運作的七個大型疫苗注射站,將逐漸收縮規模或轉型。預定六月底時,關閉其中的四個,吉列體育館,海恩斯(Hynes) 會展中心,丹佛市(Danvers)內的雙樹(Double Tree)酒店,以及納堤克(Natick)商場。從第一個大型疫苗注射站於118日在吉列體育館(Gillette Stadium)開張運作以來,已施打了120萬劑疫苗,為47萬人完整的注射了二劑疫苗。麻州估計在五月分內將施打25萬劑第二劑疫苗,並在未來七天內施打18萬劑第一劑疫苗。

             麻州政府將在特定的大型疫苗注射站接受隨到隨辦服務,相關資訊屆時會在登記注射疫苗網站上出現,VaxFinder.mass.gov。某些疫苗注設站的登記預約,仍可在該網站上辦理,或者撥打211電話。

             未來數週,麻州政府估計聯邦疾病防治中心將授權為1215歲青少年注射疫苗。麻州政府將容許願意帶小孩到大型疫苗注射站注射疫苗的家長們登記預約。


Baker-Polito Administration on Track to Hit Goal of 4.1 Million People Vaccinated, Announces Next Phase of Vaccination Efforts

Massachusetts set to vaccinate 4.1 million people by the beginning of June

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito were joined by Secretary of Health & Human Services Marylou Sudders and Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Disaster Medicine Director Dr. Paul Biddinger to discuss the Commonwealth’s vaccine progress and outline the next phase of vaccine distribution.

 

In December, the Baker-Polito Administration set a goal of vaccinating approximately four million people in the Commonwealth. According to the CDC’s vaccine data, 3.9 million people in Massachusetts have been fully or partially vaccinated as of today. Another 180,000 people are scheduled to get their first dose in the next 7 days.

 

Altogether, 4.1 million are set to be fully vaccinated by the beginning of June —reaching the administration’s initial goal and representing a significant achievement for the Commonwealth.

 

Next Phase of the Commonwealth’s Vaccination Efforts: More Targeted, Community-Based Options

 

Massachusetts is a national leader for vaccine distribution across every national metric. As a result of the state’s efforts, hospitalizations and new positive cases decreased — particularly among our most vulnerable residents.

 

While reaching 4.1 million residents vaccinated represents progress, the administration will continue to adapt vaccine efforts to be more targeted and will shift vaccines to smaller scale operations focusing on certain populations and specific communities—such as the Commonwealth’s 20 most disproportionately impacted communities.

 

This next phase of the Commonwealth’s vaccine efforts will include:

 

  • Providing all 22 regional collaboratives with doses to fully operate their programs.

 

  • Doubling the state vaccine allocation for our 20 most disproportionately impacted communities.

 

  • Working with the Mass Medical Society to increase access of vaccines with additional primary care providers by mid-May. This effort will require affirming complex storage and scheduling logistics to ensure all doses are put to good use.

 

  • Expanding mobile vaccine clinics in our 20 most disproportionately impacted communities at senior centers, houses of worship and other community-based organizations.

 

  • Working with current providers and community partners to offer new vaccine clinic opportunities.

 

Over 21,000 doses have been administered through mobile vaccination clinics in Boston, Chelsea, Brockton, Fall River, Springfield and New Bedford. Mobile clinics have been particularly effective in our equity communities and to reach people of color. So far, 61% of vaccine recipients at these clinics have been people of color.

 

New vaccine clinic opportunities have already started to be stood up. Some examples include:

 

  • The Metro North Regional Collaborative’s three new clinics at the Encore Casino in Everett, Tufts Campus in Medford and at the Cambridge Health Alliance location in Somerville.

 

  • Boston Medical Center’s new vaccine scheduling location at the South Bay Shopping Center.

 

  • Mobile clinics in Lynn, New Bedford, Worcester and Fall River at local churches and temples in different languages.

 

  • The City of Brockton’s clinic at the Westgate Mall and at different municipal housing complexes.

 

Mass Vaccination Sites & Pre-Registration

 

The Baker-Polito Administration will also begin to transition or ramp down the state’s seven mass vaccination sites. Mass vaccination sites have played a critical role in the Commonwealth’s vaccination process in a very short period of time.

 

At the mass vaccination sites, the Commonwealth has administered 1.2 million doses and fully vaccinated 470,000 people since the first site opened at Gillette Stadium on January 18th. The state expects to administer around 250,000 second doses in May and another 180,000 first doses across all providers over the next seven days.

 

With millions of people vaccinated, the demand for high throughput mass vaccination sites will gradually decline, and more vaccines will be dispersed more widely across communities.

 

The administration will gradually close four out of the state’s seven mass vaccination sites by the end of June (Gillette Stadium, Hynes Convention Center, Double Tree in Danvers & the Natick Mall).

 

We will soon begin to accept walk-ins at select mass vaccination sites. Information about availability for walk-ups will be reflected on VaxFinder.mass.gov soon.

 

Appointments for some sites will also be available at VaxFinder.mass.gov or by calling 211.

 

Since the pre-registration system was launched, over 1.8 million people registered and have been offered an appointment at least twice.

 

In the coming weeks, the state is anticipating that the CDC may authorize vaccines for children ages 12-15, and we will keep pre-registration available for parents who may want to bring kids to a mass vaccination site.

 

More details to come when the CDC determines the next steps on this.

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