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This message pertains to the availability of COVID-19 VACCINATIONS.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has notified the Town of Whitman that we will not be receiving any future COVID-19 Vaccination doses. This does not apply to just Whitman, but to most towns and hospital systems in Massachusetts. As a result, we are highly encouraging people to go to the mass vaccination sites,such as Gillette and Fenway, as they have the most vaccines available.
The quickest option would be to have a family member or friend bring you. These sites are well run and you will be in and out very efficiently and quickly. Your family member can stay with you thru the entire process. If your family member or friend are under 75, they can also get a vaccine for bringing you. You both would need an appointment. To book an appointment, go to
https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/ or call 211 for assistance with booking your appointment.
The second option we are exploring is running a bus to Gillette Stadium for our seniors over the age of 75, who do not have any other way of getting a vaccine. If you are interested in taking a bus, please call 781-618-9778. Please leave your name and number, if interested, and we will call you back when we are ready to schedule an appointment for you to take the bus to Gillette.
We are trying to gauge the amount of interest in this idea.
Gillette is very well run. You do not enter the stadium until your appointment time. The workers are very helpful. There are escalators and elevators. You are in and out very efficiently.
If you need assistance in booking an appointment to get a vaccine on your own, please call the Council on Aging at 781-447-7619 ext. 1 and we will be glad to assist you.