SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts (WWLP) – The Springfield Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic over the February break.
The clinic will be at Bounce! Trampoline Park at 1250 St. James Avenue. This clinic will run from Monday 21 February to Friday 25 February from 14.00 – 19.00
The clinic will offer walk-in appointments for boosters and vaccinations for anyone over 5 years of age. The vaccine will be free and you will not need ID or health insurance. Blue Cross Blue Shield helps sponsor the clinic by providing funding for activities and giveaways on $ 25 gift cards while stocks last. Everyone between the ages of 5-18 who gets a vaccine at this clinic gets a free hour of bouncing time at Bounce! Trampoline park.
Mayor Sarno states: “Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and I would like to thank the Baker-Polito administration, in particular the Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and DPH Commissioner Margret Cooke and her team for their continued support as we work with our community stakeholders.and partners to mitigate the spread and defeat this COVID-19 pandemic.Just put the vaccine and booster shot work.The Bounce! The vaccine is about public health and common sense – it’s not about politics Conspiracy theories and misinformation have never stopped or cured a medical challenge, science and facts have proven time and time again that this COVID-19 vaccine works and can greatly reduce your risk of becoming seriously ill or even hospitalized. “
HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris stated: “I would like to commend DPH for their continued support in working with the City of Springfield Department of Health and Human Services and our community partners to stand up for this COVID-19 vaccination clinic for our children and their families during the February school holiday week. The vaccine is readily available, not only during this school holiday week, but every day at one of the many vaccination clinics throughout the city and in your local pharmacy stores such as CVS and Walgreens. “
In addition to the clinic at Bounce! Trampoline Park, HHS will continue to have walk-in clinics in their office at 311 State Street in Springfield. These clinics will run on Tuesdays at 9.00-12.00 and Thursdays at 16.00-18.00.
In addition to the vaccine clinics, the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services offers free home-fast Covid-19 tests to all Springfield residents in several locations. To get a home test, you must prove Springfield stay, and there are two sets per. household cap on the tests.
Where to pick up free home tests in Springfield
- Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center, 1476 Roosevelt Ave – Thursdays from 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Department of Health and Human Services, 311 State Street – Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- New North Citizens Council, 2455 Main Street – Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- South End Community Center, 99 Marble Street – Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- East Forest Park Library, 136 Surrey Road – Saturdays from 6 p.m. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Avenue – Fridays from 6 p.m. 1pm to 4pm
- Mason Square Library, 765 State Street – Fridays from 6 p.m. 1pm to 4pm
- Clodo Concepcion Center (Greenleaf Community Center) Sixteen Acres, 1187 Parker Street – Thursdays at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Indian Orchard Citizens Council, 117 Main Street – Thursdays 3pm to 7pm
“Commissioner Caulton-Harris and I continue to advocate for any and all COVID-19 relief and assistance to our residents,” said Mayor Sarno. “We can not stress it enough; the vaccine works and is readily available. It will help protect yourself and others. Together we will defeat this COVID-19 pandemic. “
“The Department of Health and Human Services continues to make these free fast COVID-19 home test kits readily available to our residents at our community centers, senior centers, and public libraries,” added HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris. “Getting these COVID-19 test kits into the community so that our residents have easy access to be tested if they feel the need is our goal. This virus is here to stay and we need to be aware of that. We need to be vigilant. “