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GET BOOSTED: Malden residents can get a $75 bonus by protecting themselves, families with COVID-19 vaccine

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Each family member will receive gift card to local retailers – including grocery stores – at series of free Malden clinics

  State health officials are urging all Malden residents (and those across the state) to protect themselves and their family members from the COVID-19 virus with a series of nine free Saturday vaccination clinics conveniently located at the Malden YMCA (99 Dartmouth St., Malden). As an added incentive, as part of the state’s Get Boosted program, anyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccination dose at any of the Malden clinics will receive a free $75.00 gift card that can be used at a local retailer. Customarily, one of the places the card can be used will be at a local supermarket.

  Each family member is eligible to receive a card. Also, no ID or health insurance will be required to be shown at these free clinics under Get Boosted.

  The Mass. Department of Health (DPH) is hosting the free vaccine clinics, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The free clinics will be held beginning tomorrow, Saturday, January 28, and continue on consecutive Saturdays: February 4, 11, 18 and 25; and March 4, 11, 18 and 25. These are all walk-up clinics with no registration necessary. A similar series of free vaccination clinics was held this past fall in Malden, with hundreds participating. The clinics will offer first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses, as well as the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster.

  Massachusetts residents (adults or children) getting a COVID-19 vaccine (first dose, second dose, or booster) can receive a $75 gift card at the participating clinics. All members of a family, including children, can receive gift cards. For children or teens under 18 years old, an accompanying adult must be present to receive the gift card(s).
Anyone age six months and older can get a COVID-19 vaccination or updated booster at these clinics, unless otherwise noted in the clinic schedule below.

  According to information on the DPH website on the Get Boosted program, “Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, is the best way to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Boosters are an important defense, helping protect you against serious illness even if you’ve already had COVID.”
“Being fully vaccinated and boosted can also help kids stay in school, help keep childcare programs open, and help prevent a family member needing to miss work to care for them,” according to DPH.

  Following is the link for access to more information on the free vaccine clinic and the new incentive program: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/free-family-friendly-covid-19-vaccination-clinics

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