Sumary of The latest strategy to close vaccination disparities: Market Basket:
- Massachusetts launches Market Basket vaccination pop-up clinics Coronavirus “We know these are convenient community locations..
- Walker / The Boston Globe Nearly 80 percent of adults in Massachusetts — and two third of all residents — have gotten at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine..
- However, with vaccination rates still lagging in some of the communities that bore the brunt of the pandemic, state officials are turning to a local standby to make shots convenient, and enticing, as the rollout enters its final push..
- Charlie Baker announced that his administration is launching a series of pop-up vaccination clinics this month in the parking lots of five Market Baskets in Massachusetts, as part of their effort to increase vaccine access in the hardest-hit communities..
- The no-appointment, walk-up clinics will be open for first doses Thursday through Saturday for the next two weeks at Market Basket stores in Chelsea, Fall River, Lawrence, Lynn and Revere, followed by corresponding second dose days in late June and early July..
- Shop, have provided the COVID-19 vaccine for months, the new target effort comes with the additional sweetener of $25 Market Basket gift cards for anyone who gets their first shot..
- And while Baker touted the state nation-leading status, public health experts have expressed concern about “stunning”.
- The double-digit differences can be seen in several of the Gateway Cities targeted by the new Market Basket clinics….