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SANTIAGO, CHILE - MARCH 17: A nurse shows the Influenza Vaccine to Avoid Cross-Transmission with Coronavirus on March 17, 2020 in Santiago, Chile. Earlier today, Health minister Jaime Mañalich informed there are 181 positive cases of COVID-19 in the country. According to WHO, Chile is the second country with more cases after Brazil. National Government had announced entry restrictions for its ports, airports and international crossings. (Photo by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images)

During his Monday afternoon press conference, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker gave an update on the Coronavirus vaccine rollout.

 

On Monday, January 11, first responders in the Commonwealth will begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes EMTs, firefighters, and police officers. The state is still working with local agencies to develop a rollout plan, which will likely include the options for first responders to be vaccinated on their jobsites or at one of the state’s 60 vaccination sites, the Boston Globe reports. And Boston.com is reporting that Mass. residents over 75 can now get the vaccine earlier, thanks to an update on the federal level.

 

Over a quarter of a million doses of the vaccine have already been shipped to Massachusetts, with hundreds of thousands more doses on the way in the coming days and weeks when the vaccine will become available to more residents.