AS GILLETTE STADIUM OFFICIALLY OPENS AS MASS VACCINATION SITE, NEXT DISTRIBUTION PHASE UNDERWAY
Jan 18, 2021
By Michael Rosenfield
The first mass vaccination site in Massachusetts is now open at Gillette Stadium for people who qualify for the shot.
“It was easy peasy and the people working it were great,” said physical therapist Jen Bremner. “Very efficient, and I feel very thankful to have had it done.”
Registered nurse Cynthia Myers also received the shot Monday at Gillette.
“It was very well organized inside,” Myers said. “I was pleasantly surprised, everything moved quickly, you had to give your ID, proof of employment.”
Monday was also the first day that people who live in congregate care settings in Massachusetts could be vaccinated.
Congregate care settings also include shelters and corrections facilities.
“Prisons have been some of the highest clusters of infection in the state,” said Bonnie Tenneriello from Prisoners’ Legal Services, who says the vaccine isn’t enough.