Massachusetts Surpasses One Million First Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — More than one million Massachusetts residents have had a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

As of Saturday, the DPH said a total of 1,000,734 people in the Commonwealth had received the initial dose of a two-part vaccine. An additional 372,172 people in the state have had their second shot.

Around 30 percent of all first doses have gone to people aged 75 or older. Around two-thirds of all fully-vaccinated people in the state are between the ages of 30 and 64.

The DPH said more than 81 percent of the doses shipped to providers across the state since mid-December have been administered.

Providers in Suffolk County, which includes Boston, have received the highest number of cumulative vaccine doses in the state so far with more than 400,000 doses, which accounts for around half the county's population.

As of Feb. 17th, Massachusetts ranked 9th out of all U.S. states for 1st doses administered per capita.

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Written by Brit Smith

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