LOWELL (CBS) — At Lowell’s pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic within the Elk’s Lodge, Cataldo Ambulance employees reworked the house right into a youngsters zone. They changed the numbered stations with photos of animals and gave out lollipops.
There are big stuffed pet canine and bears propped up in chairs.
“I’m hoping to be able to get the two shots, plus the two weeks, so that way we’re fully vaccinated before Christmas,” stated Lexington mother Natalie Kok.
The web site is considered one of many going up round Massachusetts concentrating on the newly-eligible youngsters ages five-to-11.
“These kids are our next generation. We’ve got to get them vaccinated,” stated Cataldo Ambulance CEO Kevin Turner. “We’ve got to do it in a way that makes them comfortable.”
In some circumstances, which means assembly youngsters in school. Littleton Middle School is internet hosting a clinic on Monday.
“There was 108 slots available, and those slots went in about 20 minutes time,” stated Littleton Town Administrator Anthony Ansaldi.
He known as within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Vax Bus to drag up exterior the varsity on the similar time, which can permit them to vaccinate one other 240 college students.
“One of our teachers at the high school has a therapy dog who’s going to come and make a little appearance,” stated Littleton’s Director of Pupil Personnel Services Lyn Snow.
The clinic at Littleton Middle School will run from 4-7 p.m. subsequent Monday. The Vax Bus will keep there till 9 p.m. Both shall be again open to supply pictures once more on November 29.