HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Holyoke Health Center’s COVID-19 vaccine bus was on the go Friday. It’s destination: Holyoke Community College.

The Holyoke Health Center’s Vaccine bus staffed by registered nurses came supplied with enough vaccine for the neighborhood residents and campus community members who stopped by for their shot. The two-dose Moderna vaccine as well as the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine were available.

Nurse Karen Reuter shares her upbeat philosophy with 22News, “Every person we vaccinate is getting that much closer to getting everyone vaccinated.”

We started the day with over four million people in Massachusetts having been fully vaccinated. The numbers increasing daily thanks to moveable vaccine sites such as the Holyoke Health Center’s program transporting its allotment of vaccine throughout the area where people are waiting.

“I think it says a lot, especially they stay calm and relaxed, the pandemic had an extreme effect on everyone. Nobody wants it to happen to them, but they’re calm everyone is smiling, calm that atmosphere,” said Reuter.

The free “Stop the Spread” drive-through COVID-19 testing at HCC Parking in Lot M by the Bartley Center for Athletics & Recreation continues through September 2021.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.