Gov. Baker receives first COVID-19 vaccine dose

BOSTON — After a difficult year, Gov. Charlie Baker says it felt good to finally get the COVID-19 vaccine himself Tuesday.

He says he pre-registered on the state’s website and got an appointment at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston once he was eligible.

“This has been a year unlike any other and it’s been filled with a tremendous amount of heartbreak and anxiety and lost opportunities,” said Gov. Baker. “I think for all of us there’s simply no question the arrival in such a short period of time of a vaccine that works is a giant sigh of relief.”

Baker got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and says the process was quick and easy.

He says getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to end this pandemic, so he hopes everyone steps up to get the shot when it’s their turn.

“I think for all of us, one of the biggest and most emotional elements associated with getting vaccinated is the possibility and the opportunity to once again be able to show some love and affection to those we care about most, who for the most part, you know if we’ve been playing by the rules, we’ve been pretty much staying away from for the better part of the past year,” said Baker.

CIC Health says they administered 7,000 shots of the vaccine at the Hynes Tuesday.

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