Northampton and Amherst approved to distribute 5,000 COVID-19 vaccines a week

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Mayor David J. Narkewicz announced that the Northampton Health Department has been approved to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Massachusetts residents.

Partnered with the Town of Amherst, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) will provide about 5,000 coronavirus vaccines a week to the region.

Beginning the week of March 1, both the Northampton and the Amherst sites will be operating five days per week. The Northampton site will be located at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street and Amherst will be operating at the Bangs Community Center at 70 Boltwood Walk.

“I’m incredibly proud that Northampton has met the requirements necessary to be selected as a regional collaborative for vaccine distribution. We are proud to have a strong partner in the Town of Amherst to accomplish our mission as fast as possible,” said Mayor David Narkewicz.

The City of Northampton will be the lead community and will hold clinics five days a week, from Tuesday to Saturday, with a minimum of 840 vaccines distributed per day.

The Town of Amherst will also operate 4-5 clinics a week with exact days to be determined, offering 250 vaccines given per day depending on the availability.

Register online here:

Both sites are open to all Massachusetts residents eligible to receive the vaccine.

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