Town Officials Share Information on Local Vaccination Opportunities
IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Public Health Director Colleen Fermon report that the Town of Ipswich has partnered with Conley’s Drug Store to hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents who became eligible today.
The clinic is open only to Ipswich residents 75-years-old and older, who became eligible for vaccination through the state’s distribution plan today. The vaccination is not expected to be available to the general public until April. To view the state’s distribution plan, click here.
The clinic will be held in the lower level of Our Lady of Hope Rectory at 1 Pine Swamp Road on Friday, Feb. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The rectory is located at the corner of Linebrook and Pine Swamp Roads.
No walk-ins will be accepted and residents are required to make an appointment for the clinic. Those seeking an appointment must register before 11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, and proof of age and residence will be required.
To register for an appointment online, click here.
Residents without internet access can make an appointment by calling the town’s vaccination hotline at 978-356-6670 or the Council on Aging at 978-356-6650. Staff and volunteers are available to help you register.
Please do NOT call Conley’s Drug Store or Our Lady of Hope Rectory with inquiries about this clinic.
Residents are reminded to wear a short sleeved shirt and bring your photo identification, Medicare and insurance cards to their appointments. There is no cost to those receiving the vaccine, although a small charge may be billed to insurance companies.
Director of Senior Services Sheila Taylor will also be conducting a separate call to older adults providing additional information on help that is available to support them in navigating the vaccination process.
The Council on Aging is also coordinating a vaccination opportunity specifically for residents who are age 75 and older, and who are homebound. If you or someone you know fits in this category, call the Council on Aging at 978-356-6650 to add them to the waitlist.
Residents of senior housing, including Agawam Village, Caroline Ave., Oak Hill, Memorial Hall, Cable Gardens and the Whipple Annex will have the opportunity to receive their vaccinations in their own communities on a separate date. These residents are directed to contact their local housing manager with questions.
Residents who have already scheduled a vaccination appointment at the Danvers Mass Vaccination Site, are advised and urged keep that appointment so that the limited vaccination doses available through the above more local venues can be given to more members of the community.
For the latest COVID-19 updates for the Town of Ipswich, visit ipswichcovid19.com.