ACTON — Acton’s Vaccine Working Group, comprised of Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Anita Arnum, Nursing Director Heather York, Health Director Sheryl Ball, Council on Aging Director Sharon Mercurio and Town Manager John Mangiaratti, wishes to inform the community about the success of its most recent COVID-19 vaccination clinics last week.
Health-care workers have administered roughly 232 first doses and completed the vaccination regimen with a second dose for 114 other people so far, in the five site-based clinics and six mobile clinics to date.
The town has planned two more clinics, on Saturday, March 20, and Friday, April 2. These follow-up clinics are open only to residents who received their first dose at the Town clinics on Feb. 20 and March 4, respectively.
The Acton Board of Health is seeking additional vaccination allotments and will notify the community promptly if more vaccines are provided by the state for future clinics.
The Town strongly urges residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are eligible.
To make an appointment at a 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.
Residents 75 and older without internet access or who otherwise cannot use the online appointment site may access the state’s 211 hotline. Seniors may dial 2-1-1 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and speak with trained staff who will help schedule appointments.
There is no cost to obtain the vaccine, but patients will be required to present their insurance and identification cards, as well as the attestation form found here. Individuals must present proof of their eligibility to receive the vaccine.
Residents should note that while the state is creating more mass vaccination sites and they may become eligible to receive the vaccination in the coming weeks, vaccination distribution is contingent on the number of vaccines available. Residents are asked to remain patient and are encouraged to check the appointment webpage often as new locations and additional appointments are added.
Residents are reminded that a second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are required to be fully vaccinated, and you must receive both doses at the same site. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires a single dose.
The general public will not be eligible to receive the vaccine until April. To review the full vaccination distribution timeline, click here.
The Acton Public Health Department encourages everyone to stay informed regarding the COVID-19 vaccination process. The following resources are recommended for the most up-to-date information:
- Acton COVID-19 Information Center: acton-ma.gov
- Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Timeline Phase Overview: click here
- Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions: click here
- Latest vaccine update in Massachusetts: click here
- Vaccine locations for individuals currently eligible to be vaccinated in Massachusetts: click here