The clinic will take place at the Shaw’s Center beginning Tuesday, October 26th
BROCKTON, MA – After several weeks of conversation and planning, the City of Brockton will be the host city of a Regional COVID-19 Booster Clinic run by Brewster Ambulance Services and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Mayor Robert F. Sullivan made the announcement.
This booster clinic will kick off with a press conference by Mayor Sullivan and other involved partners at 12 noon at the Shaw’s Center (1 Feinberg Way, Brockton).
“As Mayor, I am honored that the Department of Public Health has once again strategically chosen the Shaw’s Center located in the ‘City of Champions’ as one of its key mass vaccination locations,” said Mayor Robert F. Sullivan. “Over the course of the pandemic, this city-owned building has served as an invaluable asset for testing and vaccinations in the collective fight against COVID-19.”
The Shaw’s Center has held weekly COVID vaccination clinics for Brockton residents and others since the beginning of the pandemic. This Regional COVID Booster Clinic will give people in the region the ability to receive the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson booster vaccines, in addition to the primary series of doses of the COVID vaccine.
The clinic has the capacity to administer 450 daily doses and can ramp up to capacity for 1,000 daily doses.
The Regional COVID Booster Clinic is by appointment only. To register for an appointment visit https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/brewster
The clinic will be open 5 days a week on the following schedule:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 12 noon to 8 pm
Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays, from 7am to 3 pm
“This is history in the making in the City of Brockton,” said Brockton Board of Health Executive Health Officer Dr. Eno Mondesir. “COVID-19 continues to impact our lives in all its facets. The best weapon that we have to combat this virus is to get vaccinated.”
“This clinic represents a phenomenal opportunity for the residents of the City to maintain full immunity against the virus,” said Pandemic Consultant Dr. Richard Herman. “It offers great accessibility by providing a local site for people to get both a booster vaccine and an initial series vaccine.”
Since the start of the pandemic, Brewster Ambulance Services has been a partner to the City on a plethora of public health and safety efforts.
“When Mayor Sullivan and the state Department of Public Health contacted Brewster Ambulance to provide a COVID Booster clinic, I couldn’t have imagined a better collaboration,” said CEO of Brewster Ambulance Mark Brewster. “We have been assisting the city throughout the pandemic by assisting with COVID testing of teachers at various local schools, general public safety, and a multitude of vaccine clinics, including administering vaccines to those who are homebound. This is just another aspect of the city’s 911 EMS provider keeping Brockton’s people safe. So this clinic is a perfect fit.”
Both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots will be available at the Shaw’s Center to the following groups:
Individuals 65 years and older
Individuals 18+ who live in long-term care settings
Individuals 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
Individuals 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings.
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots will be available to the following group:
All individuals 18 and older who received a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago.
Currently, 77.6% of the eligible population in the City of Brockton (age 12+) have received at least one dose of the vaccine with 64.2% of all residents already fully vaccinated.
Since early July 2021, Brewster and MDPH have been partnering with the Board of Health Department on weekly community vaccine clinics at key locations across the city.
“I am grateful to DPH and Brewster Ambulance Services for always working collaboratively in the mission to get everyone fully vaccinated so we can return to life in the “new normal,” said Mayor Sullivan.