PVTA hosts free vaccine clinic in Springfield

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority sponsored a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at it’s North End Main Street headquarters Tuesday afternoon. An event that had more than a few neighborhood residents rolling up their sleeves.

PVTA Administrator Sandra Sheehan said bus passengers had been advised of the vaccinations being available from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. She said it’s her agencies function to be a good community partner.

“We want to be good neighbors. We are in the North End of Springfield. Our passengers are part of the community,” said Sheehan.

Assisting during Tuesday’s PVTA clinic, Sylvia Bethea of Springfield told 22News, her inoculation earlier this year has made her a firm supporter of vaccinations for everyone, “100 percent. I think everyone right now should be safe. Not only for us, but for the children that have not yet been able to get vaccinated. So that we can cover them.”

If you missed the clinic, the Black COVID Coalition led by Springfield State Representative Bud Williams has urged Mason Square neighbors to be vaccinated this Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The vaccination site will be at the Indian Motorcycle Building.

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