FRAMINGHAM – Over the weekend, the City of Framingham began its homebound COVID-19 vaccine program.
Members of the COVID Vaccine made home visits to vaccinate 53 functionally disabled and homebound residents with the
Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine, said the City in a press release this evening, April 5.
Last week, the City of Framingham held COVID equity vaccine clinics at The Brazilian-American Center (BRACE) Pelham Learning Center, and the Metrowest Worker Center.
Since March 24, the City said it had administered 457 first doses of the Moderna vaccine under its Vaccine Equity Initiative.
The City administered 240 doses its first week, and 217 doses last week. Those who received dose one were invited to return for a second dose at the same community site to become fully vaccinated.
Overall, 13,666 individuals in the City of Framingham have been fully vaccinated.
In February, the Baker-Polito administration announced the City of Framingham was one 20 municipalities designated to be a Vaccine Equity Initiative.
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.
In March, the City of Framingham convened a Vaccine Equity Working Group with several community organizations that serve the members of the target community.
In late March, Framingham’s COVID Vaccine Team (comprised of Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and the Health Department) began offering smaller-scale vaccine clinics at community-based locations.
The COVID Vaccine Team will continue to offer several clinics each week at a variety of locations, said the City in a press release.