Health official says state vaccine site coming to Cape Cod News Staff

BOSTON — A state-run vaccination site is coming to Cape Cod.

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Director Sean O’Brien tells The Cape Cod Times the state has committed to opening a “soup to nuts” COVID-19 vaccination site on the famous vacation destination as soon as February.

The specific location of the vaccine site is still to be determined, but local officials are eying a site in the mid-Cape area, he added.

The state’s first mass vaccination site opened this week at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, the home field of the NFL’s New England Patriots.

That site is expected to work up to administering over 1,000 vaccinations per day, and soon after, 5,000 vaccinations per day.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration has also said Fenway Park, home of the MLB’s Boston Red Sox, will also serve as a vaccine site, starting Feb. 1.

The ballpark is expected to administer 500 vaccines per day by appointment and ramp up to providing 1,000 vaccines per day.

The Associated Press

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