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Fewer vaccination doses curtail town's clinic

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The town reports that its Covid-19 Phase 1 vaccination clinic has been limited because fewer vaccine doses were received.

This week Arlington’s Health Department received 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine, less than the 1,000 requested doses to cover people in Phase 1 from Arlington, Belmont and Lexington. Because of the reduced amount of vaccine received, the department will administer only to a subset of the Phase 1 priority group of home-based health-care workers.

See also this report from YourArlington partner Cambridge Day >>

View a detailed list showing what groups get the vaccine >>

The town Health Department will continue to request doses in the coming weeks and will alert those that sign up when their priority group comes up. When the Health Department has vaccines to accommodate requests, the department will contact you to attend a specific clinic. 

Please do not show up for a clinic if you have not been contacted to do so. Only those contacted through their employer and allowed to preregister will be allowed to attend the clinic.

An email sent late Jan. 25 says: “We understand this is disappointing, but the supply of vaccine has not yet met the requests made. Gov. Baker reported this earlier today as a statewide issue.” He also reported the following updates for Phase 2:

  • Changes in priority groups ordering. 65-plus moved to second stage after 75-plus.
  • The first-priority group of 75-plus vaccinations will begin Feb. 1.If you are able, please consider additional vaccination clinics offered by the state.

View a map of vaccination sites >>

See the state’s vaccination plan >> 

The Health Department thanks residents in advance for their patience as we all await the arrival of more vaccine to be distributed.

For additional Arlington related information on the pandemic, please visit

Jan. 14, 2021: First-responder vaccinations: Arlington aims to expand effort in state rollout

This news announcement was published Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, from information sent by the Town of Arlington.


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