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CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 02: A teacher wearing a face mask uses a tablet with a child at Bryn Hafod Primary School on March 2, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. Children aged three to seven began a phased return to school in Wales from February 22. Wales education minister Kirsty Williams has said more primary school children will be able to return to face-to-face learning from March 15 if coronavirus cases continue to fall. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Yesterday, President Biden called for “every state to prioritize educators for vaccination.” Today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has responded.


In a press conference this morning, Baker announced that K-12 teachers, school staff, and child-care workers can begin signing up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments starting on Thursday, March 11. This no doubt comes as a relief to state legislators and the scores of educators themselves who have called on prioritization for teachers and school staff for months, especially with the recently-announced goal of phasing out remote learning in favor of in-person learning by April.


And in more good news, CVS Pharmacies announced this morning that educators in Massachusetts don’t have to wait a week: they can use the CVS appointment scheduling system to make their vaccine appointments right now. The Boston Globe has more details on both stories.