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Boston May Transition Away From Fenway Park As Mass COVID Vaccination Site

BOSTON (CBS) - Boston may be transitioning away from the mass COVID vaccination site at Fenway Park.

Opening day for the Red Sox is April 1 and a limited number of fans will be allowed at games with a capacity restriction of 12-percent.

"Fenway has been a great site for many people but we all know that baseball is coming back and so with baseball coming back there are some questions about their ability to operate there which I know they are trying to work through. So I do think there will be another site that transitions from Fenway," said Marty Martinez, the city's Chief of Health and Human Services.

He spoke at a virtual meeting Tuesday about Boston's vaccination plans.

Martinez said the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury is rapidly scaling up vaccines to become a mass vaccination site.

The city is also looking to open other sites, including mobile clinics, but details are still being worked out.

"We're talking to the folks at Fenway right now about how to handle the issue associated with with fans and games. And I think we'll have more to say about that shortly," Governor Charlie Baker said at a news conference Wednesday morning.

"But the bottom line is everybody who needs a second dose is going to get a second dose. And if we need to move, the way we handle first dosing and second dose and going forward, we'll find another place in the city to do it."

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