Governor Baker and CDC Director Walensky Tour Hynes Vaccination Site

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker addresses reporters during a press update on the recovery efforts following last week's gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley in Lawrence, Mass., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Nearly 9,000 homes and businesses may be without gas for weeks as investigators continue to probe what set off the explosions.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

03/30/21 By Anthony LaBruto

.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Starting this week, Hynes Convention Center vaccination site will receive a much needed boost from the federal government. 

Governor Baker, along with CDC Rochelle Walensky and FEMA administrator Robert Fenton, announced that the Boston vaccination site will receive an additional 42,000 doses for the next eight weeks. The federal government already authorized 382,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to be distributed statewide, including 30,000 one-dose Johnson and Johnson shots.

State and federal officials are further authorizing vaccines to be distributed to pharmacies and health centers across Massachusetts. 

Along with the increasing doses to the state, the Department of Defense is providing a 216 member Active Duty T10 Navy Unit to help administer vaccines. The support Unit is expected to stay at Hynes Convention Center for the next eight weeks. 

The increased distribution effort will be reflected in the state’s pre registration website, as more appointments are allowed to be scheduled.