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Malden COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative

Learn about the vaccine equity resources available to Malden.

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Weekly vaccine equity allocation

The 20 equity communities receive additional COVID-19 vaccine allocations for priority populations that are separate and apart from weekly allocations that come from the state and federal government to other providers (e.g. mass vaccination sites, regional collaboratives, community health centers and pharmacies). This additional weekly equity allocation is between 800 and 2,000 doses, based on municipality population.

As a municipality with a population greater than 50,000 but less than 100,000, Malden’s equity allocation is 1,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per week. 

Malden has been allocated a total of 6,100 equity vaccine doses as of June 21, 2021. 

DPH Community Liaison program

A designated DPH Community Liaison is working with each of the 20 communities to help address the specific needs of each community.

Malden liaison: Washa Liu,

Community-specific vaccination data

Community specific data reports include vaccine administration results, updated weekly, and data from the DPH COVID Community Impact Survey to help target approaches.

Data updated weekly on Fridays.

Support for municipalities and local boards of health

Support for municipalities and Local Boards of Health includes direct funding of municipalities and Local Boards of Health for coordination and support for vaccine clinics and promoting vaccine acceptance.

Malden: $184,177 (Awarded 3/30/21)

Additional COVID-19 local boards of health funding supports includes direct funding to meet immediate personnel and equipment needs to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Distributed through state funds received through the federal CARES Act, the Public Health Trust Fund, and through direct appropriation beginning in March 2020.

Additional funding to Malden: $166,587 (Awarded beginning March 2020)

Investment in community health centers


Investment in community health centers expands vaccination infrastructure and builds capacity at community health centers, including support for community health workers. 

$25,000* per Community Health Center through June 2021, with an additional $25,000 for FY22.  

*funded through a public-private partnership  

Participants: Cambridge Health Alliance 

(Awarded February 2021)  

Tailored community and faith-based outreach and education

Tailored community and faith-based outreach and education includes supports to raise awareness of strategies to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and increase vaccination confidence and access for priority populations. Funding amounts to community and faith-based organizations reflect both initial and expanded awards for December 2020 through December 2021:


Communities Served 

Initial + Expanded Award 

December 2020-December 2021 

New Grantees 

May-December 2021 


New Grantees June-December 2021 

Everett Haitian Community Center 

Everett, Boston, Chelsea, Lynn, Malden, Revere 




Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers 

Cambridge, Boston, Everett, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, Revere 




New American Association of Massachusetts 

Lynn, Lowell, Malden, Methuen, Revere, Salem 




Asian Women for Health 

Boston- Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill; Malden, Lowell, Worcester 





International Institute of New England, Inc. 

Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury; Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere 




The Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care, Everett 

Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roxbury; Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere, Worcester 




Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts 

Boston – East Boston; Everett, Malden, Revere 




YWCA Malden 




Asian American Civic Association  Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, Roxbury, Chelsea, Everett, Malden      $61,829 
Disability Policy Consortium & Boston Center for Independent Living  Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Park, Roxbury, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Randolph      $49,500 
JAHAN Women and Youth International  Boston – Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Haverhill, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, Randolph, Revere, Springfield, Worcester      $61,829 
Justice for Housing  Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Randolph, Revere      $61,829 

Focused grassroots outreach

Focused grassroots outreach in Malden, led by HCFA, includes a local team of trained community residents to help increase trust in the vaccine, awareness of how, when and where to get a vaccine, and improve vaccine access by gathering information from community members through one-to-one conversations and providing referrals to services.

Activity Type Completed Week Ending June 13th Cumulative Since Activities Began
Number of Doors Knocked 1,977 21,670
Number of One-On-One Conversations 343 5,218
Number of Visibility & Outreach Events 8 67
Number of Materials Disseminated 1,075 5,026

Activities for the week of 6/21 include 5 Door-to-Door Canvasses.

The HCFA team from Malden consists of 4 staff or contracted individuals and approximately 4 people from the partner Community Based Organizations (CBOs) listed below. HCFA-funded CBOs are conducting visibility events and supporting vaccine clinics.

Total CBO funding for Malden: $24,000.

In addition, Malden is served by the following CBOs working across several communities:

  • Everett Haitian Community Center: $12,000
  • Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition: $12,000
  • Boston Center for Independent Living: $12,000
  • Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: $12,000
  • The Learning Center for the Deaf: $12,00

Vaccine access and administration in community setting

This funding is intended to increase community-based access to and receipt of COVID-19 vaccination for priority communities and populations who are experiencing disproportionate impacts of COVID-19.

Vaccine Access and Navigation Services funds organizations for services such as assistance with appointment registration, transportation to vaccination clinics, mobility assistance, medical interpretation, and other supports.

Customized Vaccine Administration funds qualified community organizations to directly administer vaccination to groups not effectively reached by other mechanisms. These organizations can be deployed to smaller venues, with populations that may require more intensive one-on-one support to get vaccinated.

The following organizations are receiving funding for 12 months to begin offering services by mid-May 2021.



Vaccine Access and Navigation Services 

Customized Vaccine Administration 

Communities of Focus  

(People from other communities may also be served) 

Cambridge Health Alliance 



Chelsea, Revere, Malden, Everett 

MA Alliance of Portuguese Speakers 


Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere 

Communications materials

Communications materials are available to support communities with vaccine information; translated materials available in 10 languages.


The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey is a survey of more than 35,000 people regarding the social and economic consequences of COVID-19 on MA communities. View the findings

COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites

COVID-19 Vaccination: Visit to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations

COVID-19 Testing: Free testing is available in all 20 communities, including via the Stop the Spread program. Sites can be located using the state’s website: