- Executive Office of Health and Human Services
- Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Bus Clinic Tour
Boston — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced additional vaccination opportunities for Massachusetts residents via, the Vax Bus, a rolling mobile vaccination unit that will increase access to the vaccines across the state. Two buses will provide local community-based vaccination clinics as they travel across the state beginning Saturday, June 26th through July 15th. Massachusetts continues to be a national leader in vaccination rates with over 81 percent of adults having received at least one dose and over 4.1 million residents fully vaccinated.
Yankee Line, a partner in the Commonwealth’s vaccination effort, will hold mobile clinics in 23 municipalities across Massachusetts as part of the VaxBus Tour. The municipalities include those that are part of the Vaccine Equity Initiative and those with lower-than-average vaccination rates. The municipalities chose the clinic locations in central and easy to access locations to reach individuals that may have trouble getting vaccinated in a traditional setting. Municipalities are a key partner in the VaxBus Tour, and will assist with outreach, and coordination with local community-based organizations and industry groups to increase awareness about the clinics. The two buses will spend one to two days in each municipality, and host one to three clinics per day. The buses will also display information on the“Trust the Facts, Get the Vax” public awareness campaign and the VaxMillions Giveaway.
From June 26th to July 15th, the VaxBus will make stops at locations in Amherst, Attleboro, Boston, Brockton, Chicopee, Dartmouth, Fall River, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Middleborough, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Provincetown, Revere, Springfield, Taunton, West Springfield, Westfield, and Worcester.
All eligible residents who are vaccinated on the VaxBus Tour, will also be entered into a Giveaway for select TD Garden Concert Tickets:
- Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin
- The Weeknd
- Kiss 108 Jingle Ball
Vaccinations will take place onboard the ADA-accessible bus. Purple Shield will provide medical staff. The public can walk-up without an appointment. The VaxBus will offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up and the single-dose J&J vaccine for ages 18 and up.
A second round of vaccinations onboard the VaxBus will take place July 17th to August 5th at the same locations. Additional stops will be added on a rolling basis.
The VaxBus Tour is the newest initiative in mobile vaccination the Administration has launched over the past several months to reach more populations, meet residents where they are, and reduce barriers to vaccination. To date, 72,000 doses have been administered across 850 mobile vaccination clinics including the Vax Express, Market Basket clinics, School-based clinics, community-based clinics with centers of worship, community-based organizations, and cultural groups all hosting events. Additionally, last month the Administration launched the Mobile on-site vaccination clinic program for community organizations, priority populations and other groups. 22 clinics have been held through this program and 1,882 doses have been administered.