Roxbury Vaccination Clinic Aims to Get Vaccines in the Arms of Young People – Boston 25 News
ROXBURY, Mass. — The base in partnership with the Boston Medical Center is hosting a pop-up vaccination clinic on Saturday.
The pop-up clinic operated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offered Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines. People five years and older may receive their first or second dose or a booster shot.
The clinic was open to BASE student-athletes, their families and the greater Roxbury community. Multilingual medical staff were available to answer questions and offer advice.
“We know that the number of children is low. We know there are many barriers and misinformation about the vaccine that prevent them from getting vaccinated,” said Lori DiPina, director of the BASE’s Boston site. “That’s why we wanted to partner with Boston Medical Center,” DiPina said of BASE’s 1,000 student-athletes, about half are unvaccinated.
“Our families tell us they don’t have that personal connection to get the right information to decide if the vaccine is right for their child, even down to the different vaccines like should they get the Pfizer, Moderna, the J&J,” said DiPina. “They just don’t know, and that’s why we wanted this to be here today so maybe they can come and get the right information and hopefully get vaccinated today.”
The BASE is holding another vaccination clinic in three weeks on February 27.
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