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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham, as part of its COVID-19 vaccine equity program, administered 1,092 Moderns vaccines last week, it announced in a press release today, April 20.

 The City of Framingham is one of 20 municipalities in the Commonwealth to receive vaccine doses to administer.

The vaccines are to be used by the City of Framingham 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,” said the City of Framingham in its press release.

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Last week, clinics were held at BRACE, MetroWest Workers Center, Agape Church, and Interfaith Terrace.

Since Wednesday, March 24, 2,082 dose one Moderna, and 289 Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccinations have been administered under the Equity Initiative.

The City, like the Commonwealth has paused J&J vaccines since it was reported earlier this month about blood clots in women.

That means since the City began this program a month ago, 2,371 vaccine doses have been administered through the program.

The City of Framingham has not released data on these vaccine does by race, ethnicity, age, or zip code.

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The Framingham Health Department and Medical Reserve Corps have conducted 127 home visits for functionally disabled and homebound residents to administer vaccines.

To request a home visit, please call the City’s Public Health Nursing Office at 508-532-5667. Leave your name, phone number, and address, and someone will return your call within 36 hours. 

Those who received dose one of Moderna were invited to return for a second dose at the same community site to become fully vaccinated.

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The COVID Vaccine Team will continue to offer several clinics each week for the equity imitative at various locations.

The City is not announcing the clinics publicly, however some of the community organizations hosting the clinics have made announcements.

Earlier this month clinics were held at the Greater Framingham Community Church, BRACE, Pelham Learning Center, Latino Health Insurance, and Metrowest Worker Center.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.