IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino, Public Health Director Colleen Fermon and Director of Senior Services Sheila Taylor wish to provide an update regarding local vaccination opportunities for residents 75-years-old and older.
The Ipswich Public Health Department has been allocated a limited supply of Moderna vaccination doses from the state. A small clinic will be held for residents 75-years-old and older only on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Council on Aging, located in the lower level of Town Hall.
An appointment is required at the upcoming clinic, and residents 75-years-old and older may call the Council on Aging at 978-356-6650 to be added to a list to be contacted with an appointment time once more information is available. Once the capacity for the clinic is reached, residents will also have the option to be placed on a waitlist for the clinic.
The clinic is only open to residents seeking their first dose of the vaccine, and a corresponding second clinic will be scheduled in the coming weeks for those who receive their first vaccine at the clinic. Those who have already received their first dose cannot receive their second dose of the vaccine at this site.
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 who have already scheduled a vaccination appointment at the Danvers mass vaccination site are advised and urged to 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. Residents eligible for the vaccine are also encouraged to continue checking the state’s website for available appointments at regional vaccination sites by clicking here.
Information on how to schedule appointments at the state sites either online or by phone can be found here.
Eligible residents are also encouraged to contact their primary care physician and local pharmacies to learn of other potential vaccination opportunities.
For the latest COVID-19 updates for the Town of Ipswich, visit ipswichcovid19.com.