Regional Vaccine Collaboration Between Somerset, Swansea, Fall River, Attleboro and Taunton
Somerset Town Administrator Richard Brown, Swansea Town Administrator Mallory Aronstein and Somerset/Swansea Public Health Nurse Emily Lachance are pleased to announce that the Towns of Somerset and Swansea will host upcoming vaccination clinics as part of a regional vaccination collaborative.
The Towns of Somerset and Swansea will once again host COVID-19 vaccination clinics beginning on Wednesday, May 5. Clinics will be held on a weekly basis every Wednesday at the Somerset Fire Department, 475 County St, Somerset.
The weekly Wednesday clinic is a part of the regional collaboration between the Towns of Somerset, Swansea, Fall River, Attleboro and Taunton. As part of the regional collaboration, each community will host a respective clinic in their city or town on an assigned day.
“After weeks of close collaboration with the Fall River, Attleboro and Taunton communities and the Department of Public Health, we are now prepared to host our first clinic next week,” Public Health Nurse Lachance said. “These upcoming clinics will provide not only our residents but people from throughout the region with closer vaccination sites for them to utilize in any of the five communities.”
At the Towns of Somerset and Swansea’s clinics, individuals 18 years old and older who live, work or study in Massachusetts will be eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine. The Moderna vaccine is subject to change based on vaccine availability.
The clinic will be hosted in a drive-through manner with individuals entering into the Somerset Fire Station through the rear of the building using the entrance off of Clifford M. Holland Road.
“We are excited to welcome residents from across the state to our drive-through clinic beginning next week,” Somerset Town Administrator Brown said. “With our drive-through set-up, we will be able to ensure that social distancing guidelines are being followed while efficiently getting patients in and out. Additionally, this set-up provides an alternative to the previously existing clinics in which residents need to visit large indoor sites.”
The clinic will begin with approximately 300 appointments per day, spanning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the clinic, vaccines will be administered by appointment only. Individuals are encouraged to pre-register for an appointment with the state’s vaccine registration system. To sign up for the state’s vaccine registration system, click here, or call 2-1-1 for assistance with registering.
When pre-registering with the state’s vaccine registration system, patients will receive a notification when an appointment is available in their area and will be given instructions on how to proceed/delay should they choose.
“Hosting a regional clinic will once again allow the Towns of Somerset and Swansea to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to those in our region in an easily accessible manner,” Swansea Town Administrator Aronstein said. “I would like to thank all town officials who worked with the state and our surrounding communities to plan out the logistics of the clinics.”
Anyone with additional questions can contact Public Health Nurse Lachance at email@example.com, or call 508-415-7129.