Fenway to host mass COVID-19 vaccinations

January 25th, 2021

Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912, will serve as a mass host site for Covid-19 vaccinations beginning on Feb. 1.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced last week that Fenway Park would join Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots) as the second mass-vaccination site in the state, and the Red Sox formalized it with a press release on Monday.

Eligible vaccine recipients can begin scheduling appointments starting on Thursday by visiting cic-health.com/vaccines.

“Getting our population vaccinated is a massive undertaking for our public health and government officials that requires collaboration and support from a variety of industries. We are eager to get our facility up and running so we can all begin the process of recovery from this dreadful virus,” said Red Sox president/CEO Sam Kennedy.

The use of Fenway as a vaccination site comes just three months after the ballpark was open for Boston residents to vote in the presidential election.

“Mass vaccination sites like Fenway Park are critical to our state’s vaccine distribution process -- providing convenient, safe, and efficient access for thousands of residents,” said Baker. “Joining Gillette Stadium, our administration is hugely grateful to our hometown sports teams for stepping up to support the Commonwealth during the pandemic. We thank the Red Sox and CIC Health for their partnership, and look forward to opening more mass vaccinations sites soon.”

The site will follow the State’s vaccine distribution timeline and will open with capacity for 500 vaccinations per day, ramping up to administering thousands per day. The site will adhere to all vaccination protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.