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COVID-19 vaccine news, resources, and guidance

The latest on how and where to get a vaccine, plus the latest news and resources on development and distribution in Massachusetts

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Marvin Marte waved to vehicles passing by a sign promoting free COVID-19 vaccinations at a pop-up clinic in Haverhill by Curative, which has been reaching out to hard-hit communities to encourage vaccination. 3.2 million residents in Massachusetts have been fully vaccinated.

Vaccine hesitancy higher in rural areas across United States, CDC report says

According to the report, a March 2021 poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found 21 percent of rural residents said they would “definitely not” get vaccinated, compared with 10 percent of urban residents. The divide is bad news for officials and health providers battling the pandemic, the report says.

Three year-old Logan (center) wore a mask as he rode his scooter down Newbury Street as he enjoyed the day with his mom, Shanika Mitchell. Governor Charlie Baker on Monday said Massachusetts will lift all restrictions on businesses on Memorial Day weekend.

Mass. to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions, relax mask guidance on May 29

Governor Charlie Baker has announced that Massachusetts will lift virtually all of its pandemic-related restrictions Memorial Day weekend. The state will also relax mask guidance for fully vaccinated people.

Ludlow firefighter Jan Thornton administered the Moderna vaccine to Janet Costa of Monson at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Palmer.

281 confirmed cases, 19 deaths, and 25,904 vaccinations. See today’s COVID-19 data from Mass.

The state said 13,827 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 336 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

Here’s what you need to know about Mass. lifting all remaining COVID restrictions

Starting May 29, masks will still be required in some settings, like public transportation, and Governor Baker noted that businesses can choose to set their own requirements for vaccinations and masking.

President Biden delivered remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program on Monday.

Biden boosts COVID-19 vaccine commitment to other countries to 80 million doses

The doses would come from existing US production of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine stocks.

President Biden.

Watch live: President Biden to speak about COVID-19 and vaccination efforts

President Biden is scheduled to speak Monday about COVID-19 and vaccination efforts in the US. Watch live here at 1 p.m.

A logo at the Sanofi campus in the Gentilly district in Paris, France, on Jan. 28, 2021.

Vaccine from Sanofi and GSK said to produce strong immune responses in mid-stage study

Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical company, said Monday that it would move the experimental COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with GlaxoSmithKline into a late-stage trial after the shot produced strong immune responses in volunteers in a mid-stage study.

Nurses each draw up a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine inside Boston College's Conte Forum last month.

Mass. reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 494 cases, 48,671 vaccinations Sunday

Massachusetts is in the midst of a high-stakes campaign to vaccinate 4.1 million adults in an effort to bring an end to a pandemic that has sickened hundreds of thousands and caused more than 17,000 deaths in the state.