FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — According to health officials, the general public is part of Phase 3 in the state’s vaccination rollout, which will be April-June. At Gillette Stadium, health officials will start vaccinating the public. They will start small, but soon up to 5,000 people a day will be vaccinated.
“I felt a little achy in my body,” said Mary Kelley, a nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “It wore off throughout the day today.” The 39-year-old mother of two and wife just got her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
While she’s seeing patients at Brigham and Women’s hospital every day, she’s concerned about her family, and when will they get vaccinated. “I just want it to get out to the public, to those who need it,” said Kelley.
“I’m really excited that we are going to be moving the process to Gillette Stadium,” she added.
We spoke with Doctor C. Michael Gibson is a cardiologist at Beth Israel hospital, and a Harvard professor.
“They’ve now released 13-million additional vaccine doses to help speed things up,” said Gibson.
According to health officials in Massachusetts, phase one lasts until February, which includes, healthcare workers, long-term care facilities, and first responders.
“To get 297 million people vaccinated in the US, it requires 1.5 million a day,” said Gibson.
Phase 2 will start in February and run through April, which consists of people with two or more comorbidities, early education students, K-12, transit, grocery staff, sanitation workers, and anyone above age 65.
“After that everyone else will be able to receive the vaccine,” said Gibson.
Phase 3 is from April until June, when the general public can get vaccinated.
“We hope to make to a million a day soon, so we have to pick up the pace if we are doing the May or June timeline,” said Gibson.
Kelley says until her whole family can get vaccinated, she will continue to make sure she is taking the proper precautions around her family when she gets home from work. Every day, she’s been keeping a journal of what she has been going through while caring for patients.
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