AMESBURY — The nine-community Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative will hold its first vaccine clinic session since being approved to continue operations as a Regional Collaborative by Governor Charlie Baker earlier this month.
Members of the news media are invited to attend and cover the setup and early stages of the clinic, which will be broken up into to sessions, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Members of the media are asked to RSVP to John Guilfoil – [email protected] – if they are planning to attend tomorrow at either of the opportunity times listed below:
TOMORROW, Saturday, March 13, 2021
Media opportunities at 8:30 a.m. (Setup and start of clinic) and 1 p.m. (second shift)
No patients may be photographed without their permission.
Amesbury High School
5 Highland St., Amesbury
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Hundreds of residents from the Merrimack Valley and beyond will be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative Vaccine Clinic will be allowed to continue in an expanded role. Approximately 3,000 new doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines have been allocated to the clinic, with plans to run full-day weekend clinics through March.
The expanded clinic sessions are scheduled to be held at Amesbury High School moving forward, with additional sites being utilized in the region as needed.
“We are extraordinarily grateful to Governor Baker and the Department of Public Health for recognizing and rewarding a true example of both municipal government efficiency and the spirit of volunteerism,” said Amesbury Fire Chief Ken Berkenbush, one of the leaders of the effort.
In six clinic sessions during the past eight weeks, the Lower Merrimack Valley Vaccine Clinic has wasted zero doses and boasts 103 percent usage rate of the allocated doses, thanks in no small part to the pharmacy team from Beverly Hospital, whose skills resulted made this utilization level possible.
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