Thursday, May 6, 2021

MA News: walk up vaccines available, except at Gillette


"IN A SIGN of the vastly increased availability of COVID-19 vaccines, six mass vaccination sites in Massachusetts will begin offering walk-up vaccination appointments. 

Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday that the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the Doubletree Hotel in Danvers, the former Circuit City in Dartmouth, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield, and the Natick Mall will all open their doors to walk-ups by Monday. The only mass vaccination site not to allow walk-ups will be Gillette Stadium

“The walk-up option will make it easier for people to access vaccines,” Baker said at a press conference after touring a vaccination site at the Encore Boston Harbor casino, run in conjunction with Cambridge Health Alliance. Baker noted that on one day, Cambridge Health Alliance had around 40 appointments booked, but 700 people walked in. "

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