Massachusetts continues to lead states for vaccinations

Massachusetts continues to be one of the leading states in the country when it comes to getting people vaccinated. Almost 3.5 million residents are now fully vaccinated, which is more than half the state.

As progress is being made, some mass vaccination sites will close and the state’s preregistration system will no longer accept sign ups -- but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Four states in New England are leading the country when it comes to getting their population vaccinated. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont now have more than half of their total population fully vaccinated. The remaining New England states, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, have fully vaccinated at least half of their adult residents.

As the number of vaccinated residents continues to climb, some services are ending.

The FEMA program at the Hynes Convention Center ended Monday, after administering 301,000 doses. The mass vaccination site at the Hynes will continue to run through June. The state’s preregistration system that helped book appointments online will end next Monday. The state’s vaccine finder tool, vaxfinder.Mass.Gov, will remain active.

Massachusetts is ramping up its homebound program, which sends nurses right to your door if you are homebound and unable to make it to a vaccination site.