Framingham Distributed 240 COVID Vaccines at BRACE & Pelham Apartment This Weekend As Part of Equity Initiative

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The following is a press release from the City of Framingham

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FRAMINGHAM – The City is one of 20 municipalities designated to be a Vaccine Equity Initiative member. Vaccine doses shipped to the City of Framingham are now used to improve vaccine access for residents who have been and continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Guided by the State’s framework, the Equity Initiative includes people of color, immigrants and recent arrivals, homebound and disabled individuals, individuals living in low-income and congregate housing, and individuals with multiple and complex medical needs.

The City has convened a Vaccine Equity Working Group with several community organizations who serve the members of the target community.

On March 24, Framingham’s COVID Vaccine Team began offering smaller-scale vaccine clinics at community-based locations.

Recent clinics were held at the Latino Health Insurance Program, BRACE, and Pelham Apartments.

Since March 24, 240 dose one Moderna vaccinations have been administered under the Equity Initiative.

Those who received dose one were invited to return for a second dose at the same community site to become fully vaccinated. The COVID Vaccine Team will continue to offer several clinics each week at a variety of locations.

In addition, the vaccine team will provide home visits to vaccinate functionally disabled and homebound residents.

Each week the City will release the total number of vaccines administered under the Equity Initiative.

Photo courtesy of Mayor Yvonne Spicer’s Facebook page

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