GLOUCESTER — Public Health Director Karin Carroll reports that anyone currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine may now book an appointment for next week’s Gloucester Health Department clinic.
Following targeted outreach to local congregate care sites, home health agencies and low income housing sites to ensure equitable access to the vaccine, the clinic is now open to those that live, work or study in Gloucester who are currently eligible under the state’s distribution plan.
To register for an appointment, click here. Those who need assistance may call the Gloucester dedicated vaccination support line through the Medical Reserve Corps at 978-515-5255 and a Gloucester volunteer will assist you with signing up and accessing transportation, if needed.
Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins will be accommodated. You will need your health insurance information readily available when registering, and those without health insurance will be accommodated.
Members of the community are advised there are limited appointments available for the clinic, to be held on Tuesday, April 20 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Manuel F Lewis St. The clinic is possible thanks to a partnership between the Gloucester Health Department and the Gloucester Family Health Center.
At the clinic, 100 first doses of the Moderna vaccine will be distributed, and a subsequent clinic will also be offered to offer those individuals their second dose later this spring. Only first doses of the vaccine are being administered at Tuesday’s clinic.
There is a limited number of appointments available for the clinic and those who cannot make an appointment may add their name to a waitlist option included in the registration link. If the Gloucester Health Department and Gloucester Family Health Center receive additional doses to distribute through their partnership those on the waitlist will be notified. However, if those on the waitlist receive an invitation to another clinic, they are encouraged to take the first appointment available.