The City of Worcester led by the Department of Health & Human Services and Division of Public Health is actively engaged in a city-wide effort with community partners to administer vaccinations to isolated populations through mobile vaccine equity clinics and the homebound vaccination program. This is in addition to other agencies across the City administering vaccines including a variety of pharmacies and health centers.
The demand for vaccination is high and we ask all residents to please be patient with the process so we can effectively distribute the vaccine following the State of Massachusetts guidelines.
All people age 12 and older who live, work or study in Massachusetts are eligible to receive a vaccine. This is in addition to all priority groups in Phase One and those in Phase Two. People ages 12-17 can receive the Pfizer vaccine. People age 18 and older can receive any vaccine.
The City of Worcester is working closely with faith-based organizations, advocacy groups, community liaisons, Worcester Together, the City of Worcester's Equity Task Force and the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts to address hesitancy and equitable vaccine distribution.
Learn more at www.getvaccinatedworcester.org.
Worcester is implementing specialized, low-barrier vaccination clinics for hard-to-reach populations and populations facing cultural and/or language barriers to the mass vaccination system and NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.
To qualify for an Equity Vaccine, you must meet one of the following criteria:
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Get your vaccine at one of the Worcester Public Library walk-in Vaccine Equity Clinics. Show your new vaccine card to the staff at the Welcome Desk and they will forgive any WPL lost items. The walk-in clinic is being held at the Library's Main Branch, 3 Salem Square, on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Upcoming dates are listed below.
In-home vaccinations are for homebound individuals who are not able to leave their home to get to a vaccination site, even with assistance. These individuals require either:
When an individual contacts the Homebound Vaccination Central Intake Line, they will be able to speak with a representative who will ask them questions to determine if an in-home vaccination is appropriate (as defined above). The State Homebound Vaccine Provider, Commonwealth Care Alliance, will handle the scheduling and administration of in-home vaccinations.
Hospitals, health care providers and community health centers have access to the COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate their patients. Pharmacies including large retail outlets such as CVS, Walgreens, Osco and Walmart will also have access to the vaccines.
There are several walk-up clinics located throughout the Worcester community. Below is a list of locations offered by our community partners:
You should make sure you have a second appointment scheduled from the same site, or know how to schedule it, before leaving your first appointment. It's important that you get the same type of vaccine both times.
You may contact the Family Resource Center to request free rides via a ride-share company to vaccination locations. Contact them at 508-796-1411.
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