WORCESTER, Mass. - The COVID-19 vaccinatin site at Worcester State University is closing next week.
The Saint Vincent Hospital Vaccine Collaborative will close on June 10 after administering more than 83,000 COVID-19 vaccines over nearly four months.
Vaccinations will continue at the school through next week, with the last day being June 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. First and second doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine are available.
“This collaboration to deliver so many vaccines in such a short period of time in Central Massachusetts has been critical to rapidly reducing the spread of COVID-19 and helping to enable the current stage of reopening,” said Carolyn Jackson, chief executive officer of Saint Vincent Hospital. “We are delighted to have worked with such terrific partners to bring this important service to our community.”
Volunteers contributed more than 25,000 hours at the Saint Vincent Hospital Vaccine Collaborative at Worcester State University a reality.
“We were happy to have been a community partner in this public health emergency with UMass Medical School and Saint Vincent Hospital,” said Barry M. Maloney, president of Worcester State University. “Our competition gym space, which would otherwise be utilized by students if it were not for the pandemic, became a learning opportunity for our student nurses, faculty, and numerous Worcester State volunteers that stepped up to serve the needs of Worcester’s seniors, diverse populations and others in the surrounding communities.”
Massachusetts residents are encouraged to find vaccination sites near them by logging onto the Commonwealth’s website.