SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Springfield announced its next neighborhood vaccine clinic Monday afternoon, as the city tries to reach everyone who is eligible for a vaccine.
Home City Housing, located at 261 Oak Grove Avenue in Springfield will open as a neighborhood vaccine site Tuesday. It opens at 10 a.m. Residents of the Bay neighborhood will be contacted directly and given an appointment card with a date and time for their scheduled vaccine appointment.
This is to help vaccinate underserved populations like black and brown communities. Mayor Sarno was joined by Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and the Northeast Regional Lead for Curative to make the announcement.
“Caulton-Harris said, “this is the community we live work, and pray in and we are going to make sure we are assisting our residents.”
“This is huge this is great,” said Rep. Bud Williams. “They heard our cry. our cry was people who want a vaccine and make it as easy as possible.”
Residents can schedule appointments for other neighborhood vaccination sites offered within the city on their website.
This is the 8th neighborhood vaccination site in Springfield. The site will offer the Pfizer vaccine, the same one the Eastfield Mall is administering. Home City Housing will be open five days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.