SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Baker-Polito administration announced in a news release that a state sponsored COVID-19 booster location is available in Springfield.
According to the news release, eligible residents will be able to visit the booster clinic site in Springfield to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster. Residents are able to get COVID-19 boosters at more than 460 different locations including 450 retain pharmacies.
The booster clinic will be held at Springfield Technology Park, located at 1 Federal Street in Springfield. The booster clinic opens Wednesday, and appointments can be booked by visiting www.vaxfinder.mass.gov with walk ins accepted as well. According to the state, the clinic has the capacity to do 300 Pfizer boosters daily with the intent to ramp up to 1,000 per day by next week.
“We accept all walk-ins, so if someone shows up without an appointment that’s fine. During our check in process, we will determine if they are eligible for the booster. For every eligible group, besides those who are immunocompromised, you have to be six months out from your second dose,” said Philippa Edwards, Site Administrator.
The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster are currently available to:
- Individuals 65 years old or older.
- Individuals 18 to 64 years old who are at risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions as defined by the CDC.
- Individuals 18 to 64 years old who are at increased risk for COVID-19 because of occupational or institutional settings.
Edwards said this was their only second day open, so they expect to get busier by the day. As far as how long they’ll be there, she said for as long as its deemed necessary.
Additional Pfizer booster sites are currently under development.