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Baker administration working with federal government to learn more about omicron variant – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2021-12-06 05:45:36 –

Boston (WHDH)-Governor Charlie Baker’s administration is on the alert with the invasion of a variant of Omicron into Massachusetts.

The Commonwealth is one of at least 15 states where cases of new variants have been identified.

The first case in the United States was confirmed in California on Wednesday.

NS Ministry of Public Health announced on Saturday A female in Middlesex County in her twenties who traveled outside the state was tested positive for the Omicron variant.

The female is completely vaccinated and is said to be experiencing a mild illness that does not require hospitalization.

Baker says he is working closely with the federal government to monitor the situation.

“The message about Omicron was that it was more contagious than some of the variants that came before, but so far it seems to be relatively mild in terms of the symptoms it produces. “Baker said. “It may or may not be the case. That is clearly what we pay the most attention to.”

Baker added that he is working with the local community to open more vaccination sites, especially where they need it most.

“There are no supply issues when it comes to vaccines. The big challenge is to create enough space and space for people to be vaccinated and boosted,” he said.

With the increasing number of cases and hospitalizations in Bay, Baker says it would be beneficial to increase access to the vaccine.

“In Massachusetts, everyone who has not been vaccinated has been vaccinated, which will reduce hospitalization rates by 50%,” he said.

He says the state is currently administering about 50,000 shots a day, as Baker is working to increase access to vaccines and booster shots.

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