To Plympton and Halifax residents:
It is with regret that I must issue this letter regarding COVID Vaccines. The Town of Plympton had partnered with the Town of Halifax to provide a local solution to bringing vaccines to our seniors and other persons who qualify for Phase II COVID Vaccines. We anticipated the first clinic to have been today, Wednesday, Feb. 10. This has not happened.
Effective this week the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health will not support local entities such as Fire Departments to administer any type of a vaccine program. DPH will no longer provide us with the medication, despite very successful programs already underway or that had been previously approved and slated to begin this week.
According to the Governor, vaccines will be distributed through private concerns such as CVS, Walgreens, etc., or State-run sites such as Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, and others.
This was unexpected and problematic. Please refer to the Governor’s press conference notes at https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-two-mass-vaccination-sites-new-appointments
There is a new site on the South Shore at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. To book an appointment there, you must be eligible under the Phase II guidelines and be a resident of Plymouth County. The link to that site is https://www.marshfield-ma.gov/home/urgent-alerts/vaccine-clinic-information-and-senior-assistance
The other option it to go online to mass.gov/covidvaccine or call 211 if you wish to make an appointment for the State sites
If anyone does not have internet access, or has issues with transportation or other COVID related problems please reach out to Captain Cheryl Davis at 781-689-0131 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director