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City announces COVID-19 vaccination clinics during February Vacation

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  The city is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to provide COVID-19 vaccination clinics during School Vacation Week from February 20–26. The clinics will be held at the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center at 47 Elm St. on the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, February 20 from 3-8 p.m.
  • Monday, February 21 from 3-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 22 from 3-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 23 from 3-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 24 from 3-8 p.m.
  • Friday, February 25 from 3-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 26 from 4-8p.m.

  There will be an additional clinic held on Saturday, February 19 and Saturday, February 26 at Pope John High School.

  Anyone ages 5 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccination or booster at these clinics.  Families are welcome. No appointment is needed. Vaccination is free and you do not need an ID or health insurance.

  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is partnering with DPH to help sponsor the event, providing funding for activities and giveaways at clinics. $25 gift cards are available while supplies last as well as a free two-week membership to the Malden YMCA. Those who get vaccinated will be able to enter a drawing to win a $500 Visa gift car.

  The COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are free, safe, and effective. They help keep people from getting very sick from COVID-19. Anyone ages 5 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone ages 12 and older should get a booster.

  For more information, visit mass.gov/kidsclinic.

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