CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A mobile vaccine clinic has launched for the City of Chicopee residents Thursday.
On Thursday and Friday, the mobile vaccine clinic will be offering residents the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Boys & Girls Club located at 580 Meadow Street in Chicopee. The mobile vaccine clinic will return to the site to administer the second dose of the vaccine as well.
Appointments can be made by calling 413-420-2200.
“Many people have had difficulties getting to a mass site to get vaccinated, and that’s why we are
partnering up again to bring it to them,” stated Mayor Vieau. “We know that every additional
vaccinated person gets us that much closer to the end of this pandemic.”
Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgraim Health Care partnered to increase vaccine accessibly in Hampden County. Health care workers running the site are starting to see fewer people, so they are going into local neighborhoods to educate and assure the safety of the shot.
“The demand has decreased a bit. I’ve noticed that whoever wanted to get vaccinated, are already vaccinated. It’s the efforts from the ASG team to go out and answer questions who may be hesitant about the vaccine,” said Rosie Colon of Holyoke Health.
The goal Thursday was to get at least 120 people vaccinated. The bus is head to HCC next week, and the hope is that they can increase the tally to 150.
The City of Chicopee Regional Vaccine Site located at the Castle of Knights on Memorial Drive will begin offering second doses on May 27. The site has be running since May 6th and is accepting walk-ins, but you are encouraged to make an appointment through the state’s vax finder website.
The Department of Public Health reported last Thursday, Chicopee in the “red zone.” A red zone means more than 25 COVID cases were reported in the last 14 days. The City of Chicopee’s website, as of Wednesday there are a total of 4,387 confirmed cases, 100 active cases, 4,141 recovered cases and 26 people who have died of COVID-19.