Clinics for Eligible Individuals to be held on Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14
MERRIMAC — The Town of Merrimac announces the Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative will be hosting a vaccination clinic this weekend.
The clinics, which will be held at Amesbury High School, 5 Highland St., will be held on Saturday, March 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, March 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To make an appointment, please contact the Merrimac Council on Aging at 978-346-9549. The COA is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
When booking an appointment, you will be asked for your name, date of birth, phone number, email address (optional), race, ethnicity, and insurance information (if applicable).
Those eligible to receive the vaccine at this time are:
- All Phase 1 individuals
- Individuals age 75 or older
- Individuals who are 65 and older, including residents and staff of low income and affordable public and private senior housing, as well as those 16 and older with two or more comorbidities. Eligible comorbidities include moderate to severe asthma, cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Down syndrome, heart conditions, individuals immunocompromised from a solid organ transplant, obesity and severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, smoking and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Appointments are open only to those currently eligible to receive the vaccine. The LMVRC is not participating in the caregiver program, which is available at mass vaccination sites.
The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative comprises Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury and also will offer open appointments on the state’s vaccination website.
As always, seniors in the nine communities should contact their local council on aging for appointment assistance.
Residents may also make an appointment at a mass vaccination site. However, those looking to make appointments at these sites may experience delays and are asked to remain patient, as there is a very limited supply at this time of vaccinations and they are in extremely high demand.
The closest mass vaccination site is at the Double Tree Hotel in Danvers. For additional information on local and regional vaccination sites, click here. Residents may also reach out to their local pharmacy to determine if vaccinations are available at that location.
To make an appointment at a mass vaccination site:
- Visit mass.gov/COVID-vaccine to find your phase and priority group
- If you’re eligible, visit mass.gov/COVIDVaccineMap to find a vaccine clinic near you
- Make an appointment online and fill out the attestation form
Those without internet access may also call 211 for assistance making an appointment.
The 211 line can be accessed by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting the prompt for “Help Scheduling a Vaccine Appointment.” The hotline is only available for residents eligible for the vaccine without internet access or who otherwise cannot use the appointment site, and will take calls Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Translators will be available to help through the 211 line. Callers will be able to speak with a live representative who will help them find a nearby vaccination location and make an appointment. For more information about the 211 line, click here.
As always, Merrimac residents can learn the latest about the COVID-19 situation in Merrimac by visiting the town’s COVID-19 portal.