Update on the Towns Vaccination Clinic Preparation
Update on the Town's Vaccination Clinic Preparation
Governor Baker has recently announced that Phase 2 of the State's vaccination schedule will begin on February 1. Individuals aged 75 years and older will be prioritized first in Phase 2, followed by individuals 65 years and older, and individuals with 2+ comorbidities (only those conditions listed by Massachusetts Department of Public Health as at increased risk for severe illness). This announcement also included the opening of additional mass vaccination sites and coordination with pharmacies to administer the vaccine.
To make an appointment and for more information on the State’s vaccination clinics please visit here.
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 has been anticipating and reduces Phase 2 administration for a municipal clinic for the foreseeable future. The Town’s COVID-19 team is preparing, willing and able to open a municipal vaccination clinic as soon it is approved and as the supply of vaccine improves and shipment of the vaccine is confirmed by the Department of Public Health. Any updated information will be posted to the town’s website as soon as it is available to all residents.
Jill Conselino, MSN, RN, PHN Public Health Nurse Town of Wilbraham