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Massachusetts hits vaccination goal of 4.1 million fully vaccinated

1 more virus death, 33 new cases reported Tuesday

Massachusetts hits vaccination goal of 4.1 million fully vaccinated
Massachusetts hits vaccination goal of 4.1 million fully vaccinated
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BOSTON – Massachusetts health officials on Tuesday reported that more than 4.1 million people are now fully vaccinated, as the state hit its vaccination goal on the same day the Hynes Convention Center mass vax site gave its final shots.

The state on Tuesday also reported one more COVID death and 33 new virus cases, which ties for the lowest single-day infection tally since the pandemic started last March.

As more and more Bay Staters have been vaccinated, the key COVID metrics — daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths — have dropped to pandemic-lows. The daily average of cases is down to 56, and the daily average of deaths is three.

Overall, 4,104,162 people in the state are fully vaccinated, according to the state Department of Public Health’s daily report on Tuesday.

Gov. Charlie Baker tweeted, “Today, we have hit our administration’s goal of fully vaccinating 4.1 M residents. This is thanks to the hard work of health care workers and vaccine clinic volunteers, and to the people of MA for getting vaccinated. Our goal remains getting everyone who wants a vaccine one.”

“If you have not yet been vaccinated, please visit mass.gov/COVIDVaccine to find a #COVID19MA vaccination location near you,” Baker added. “It’s the best way to protect yourself, your family and friends.”

While Massachusetts reached its vax goal, the Vaccine Equity Now! Coalition noted that the state’s vaccination program has been “deeply inequitable from day one.”

“Our work is far from over,” the coalition said in a statement. “Especially as new variants emerge and become dominant in the United States, it is essential that we act with urgency to ensure residents of Massachusetts’ hardest hit communities receive the funding, resources, education and access to the vaccine that they need.”

The Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics also on Tuesday pushed for children to get vaccinated in time for next school year.