STCC offering prizes for COVID-19 shots during vaccine clinic every Thursday through July

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Technical Community College is holding a vaccine clinic every Thursday through July 29.

STCC is partnering with Curative to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine inside the Garvey Hall entrance between Buildings 15 and 16 each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule an appointment visit curative.com/sites/29818/walkup to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also accepted.

“For us, this is obviously the most convenient way to ensure our employees and our students have access to a vaccination. It’s a wonderful step forward for the college,” said STCC President Dr. John B. Cook.

Participants will be eligible for prizes:

  • One free class at STCC (*restrictions apply)
  • $50 gift cards (three raffled off each week)
  • STCC-themed gift items (five winners per week)

“We are pleased to join the College Vaccine Campus Challenge,” Cook said. “We are doing this for every student, faculty, and staff member at our college. STCC is taking the pledge and committing to action. Get the COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s put the pandemic behind us.”

To kick off the new clinic, STCC will hosted local elected officials and public health officials for a walk-through of the vaccine clinic’s grand opening Thursday morning, including State Representative Bud Williams and President of the Springfield City Council Marcus Williams.

Hampden County has the lowest vaccination rate in the state, at about 52 percent and in the neighborhood right around STCC, it’s even lower at 24 percent.

“Vaccinations are the way to prevent hospitalizations and death. We know that individuals who are vaccinated were not impacted by the Delta variant. Important, please get vaccinated,” said Springfield HHS Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris.

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