Revere Board of Health Vaccinates 380 Seniors in Another Successful Clinic
February 9, 2021
Volunteers and staff at the City’s COVID-19 vaccine hotline have made contact with 1,400+ residents in first week of outreach
On Friday, February 5, the Revere Board of Health hosted its fifth vaccination clinic at the Rumney Marsh Academy, this time providing a first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to 380 Revere residents aged 75 and older as part of the Commonwealth's Phase 2 distribution protocol. Residents vaccinated on Friday will receive their second dose the week of March 1. In partnership with the City of Chelsea and Town of Winthrop, the Board of Health will administer 600 second doses for Revere first responders later this week.
As part of the City's "Reach Every Senior" campaign, volunteers and staff at the COVID-19 vaccine hotline have made contact with more than 1,400 residents over the age of 75, informing them of the vaccination options available to them and assisting them in making an appointment as needed. Of the residents contacted to-date, nearly 60 percent reported already having an appointment, or were assisted in making an appointment.
A multilingual mailer will be sent to all Revere households in the coming days to provide contact information for each of the currently available, local vaccination options. For example, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center clinic at the Revere PACE Center vaccinated more than 200 seniors in its first two days of operation last week. The PACE Center site is available to all residents currently eligible for a vaccine under the state's phased distribution protocol.