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Yesterday, Governor Baker announced that Phase 2 of the State's vaccination schedule would begin on February 1 and individuals aged 75 years and older would be prioritized first in Phase 2. Followed by individuals 65 years and older, and individuals with 2+ comorbidities (only those conditions listed as at increased risk for severe illness). The announcement also included the opening of additional mass vaccination sites and coordination with pharmacies to administer the vaccine. Prior to this announcement Local Boards of Health were notified that vaccination supply to municipal clinics would be limited to 100 doses per week for the next 4 weeks. This is a significantly smaller supply than the town was preparing for and reduces Phase 2 administration for the municipal clinic for the foreseeable future.
Beginning Wednesday, January 27, 2021, individuals 75 years and older can begin making appointments for the State’s mass vaccination site in Springfield, MA at the Eastfield Mall, appointments will be for February 1 and later. To make an appointment and for more information on the State’s vaccination clinics please visit here.
The Town’s COVID-19 team is ready, willing and able to open the municipal vaccination clinic as soon as the supply of vaccine improves and shipment of the vaccine is confirmed by the Department of Public Health. Last week’s call for volunteers yielded a terrific response, we have over 250 residents signed up to assist. We look forward to offering a vaccination clinic in the future.