Boston mobile vaccination unit begins in Roxbury: ‘This is what equity looks like’ (Boston Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
March 10th, 2021

From the Boston Herald:

The city’s mobile vaccination site has begun putting shots in arms, starting with 100 vaccines at a Boston public housing project for seniors in Roxbury.

“This is the beginning of a mobile effort that the city’s going to roll out to bring vaccines to people’s homes, to where people live,” Boston Health Chief Marty Martinez told reporters outside the Martin Luther King Towers apartment buildings in Roxbury on Friday morning.

This “final prong” of what Martinez has repeatedly called the city’s four-pronged approach to COVID-19 vaccines started Friday with 100 shots for residents at the Boston Housing Authority property for elderly or disabled Bostonians. The other prongs are the mass vaccination site, neighborhood clinics and the start of priority-group clinics.

“There’s been so much talk about mass vaccination and Fenway and all the big places — and they’re super important — but this is how we’re going to make sure that those folks who can’t get to those locations or who need greater access get it,” Martinez said outside the towers on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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