Mass vaccination sites to begin accepting walk-ins

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Monday marks the first major adjustment in the state’s vaccination strategy since the state moved to full adult eligibility last month.

Six mass vaccination sites, including the site at the Eastfield Mall, will begin accepting walk-ins for vaccine doses.

The Curative site at the Eastfield Mall will offer walk-in vaccinations seven days a week. Identification and insurance information is not required. You will still be able to schedule an appointment, if you would prefer.

Additionally, Walmart in Westfield, the Castle of Knights in Chicopee, and Baystate Health in Holyoke are offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines. This move comes as part of the effort to make vaccines more accessible to residents.

Hampden County has the lowest percentage of vaccinated adults in the state. At the Eastern States Exposition site, they will register you there and also schedule your second dose. You must be 18 years or older to get vaccinated at the site, because they offer the Moderna vaccine.

“Right now we’re in that in-between week of starting our second appointments. So we’re almost four weeks out of being open as a site which is exciting. So we’re slowing down with appointments but there’s still a need out there,” said Carly Camossi, Chief of Operations for West Springfield’s vaccine site.

The Eastern States Exposition site is open to walk-ins from 10:00 in the morning to 2:00 in the afternoon every week day. All they ask is you bring your ID and Health insurance card. If you don’t have health insurance, that’s okay as well, you can still get vaccinated. The Eastern States Exposition site says they plan on continuing walk-ins for the future as the state reopens further.

Walk-ins are also available at CVS and Walgreen’s pharmacies across the country.

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