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Gov. Baker Receives His 1st Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Gov. Charlie Baker receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Hynes Convention Center on April 6. (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
Gov. Charlie Baker receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Hynes Convention Center on April 6. (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

Gov. Charlie Baker received his COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday.

The Republican governor got his first dose of the vaccine at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston at about 2:30 p.m.

He received a dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Baker, 64, has repeatedly said that he would not move to the head of the vaccination line, but would instead wait until he was eligible under federal guidelines.

Baker waits in the observation area after receiving his vaccine. (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
Baker waits in the observation area after receiving his vaccine. (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

Massachusetts on Monday opened vaccine eligibility to residents 55 and older, as well as to all adults with one of several medical conditions that puts them at greater risk from the disease.

Baker said he preregistered and was notified last week that he could receive the vaccine.

“So far I feel great,” the Republican told reporters.

Baker, after a quick outfit change, speaks to the press following his first shot. (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
Baker, after a quick outfit change, speaks to the press following his first shot. (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

“This vaccine is a critical tool to end the pandemic. It’s also a critical tool to help people feel safe and to help them protect themselves, their families, their friends, their co-workers, their neighbors," he added.

The Hynes site opened last month to replace a mass vaccination site at Fenway Park, which closed because it was needed for the 2021 Red Sox season.

CIC Health, which is running the site, said last month that the two-shot Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the Hynes, subject to change depending on vaccine availability.

This article was originally published on April 06, 2021.

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