Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announces that his administration will begin mandating that staff working in long-term care facilities receive Covid-19 vaccines to help protect some of the state's most vulnerable residents against the disease.
There are currently 378 skilled nursing facilities - as well as two soldiers' homes - operating in Massachusetts.
As of Aug. 2nd, 155 of the facilities reported having fewer than 75% of their staff fully vaccinated.
Under the mandate, all the facilities will be required to make sure that all personnel are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by Oct. 10th.