Vaccine clinic held in Springfield Wednesday

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Those looking to get a COVID-19 shot in Springfield had an opportunity Wednesday afternoon to walk in and get one.

With the Delta variant spreading, the Springfield Health Department is encouraging those who have not been vaccinated yet to get the shot. Springfield Partners for Community Action and Springfield Department of Health held a free, walk-in vaccination clinic inside the New Beginnings Childcare Center.

Although the Delta variant has shown it is more capable of infecting vaccinated individuals, those who have the shot have a much lower risk of getting really sick from the virus.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Response Coordinator Tony Pettaway told 22News, “We’re encouraging people to wear a mask. If not vaccinated, get vaccinated in one of the many clinics we provide within the city, with the partnerships like this community base or some of the big box and small box stores and mom and pops alike.”

The clinic offered the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines. Springfield Partners for Community Action plans on holding another vaccination clinic in August.

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