Quincy, Hull & Taunton, MA (May 3, 2021) – Today, Manet Community Health Center’s (Manet) vaccine clinics in Quincy, Hull and Taunton marked a significant milestone in their COVID-19 vaccination efforts by administering more than 25,000 vaccines to patients, first responders, essential workers, special groups and community residents since December 2020.
While Manet volunteers and staff celebrate the accomplishment, they know there is much more work to be done to ensure access and vaccine promotion as eligibility has opened to everyone aged 16 and older and vaccine reluctance and hesitancy remains an issue for significant segments of the population.
“We are humbled by the partnerships and incredibly proud of our volunteers and staff for their hard work to get this many people vaccinated in a relatively short amount of time,” says Cynthia Sierra, Manet’s Chief Executive Officer. “We acknowledge the grief and loss in the communities secondary to COVID-19, and this propels us to work as thoughtfully, diligently and creatively as we can—as many more individuals, families and workers need to be vaccinated as soon as possible. In the coming days and weeks, as we continue to offer our stationary sites, we will tilt toward a pop-up model, add evening and weekend hours and accommodate more walk-ins.”
Manet offers vaccine appointments for anyone age 16 and older, regardless of whether they are a Manet patient or where they live. Presently, all three approved vaccines are offered at the clinics – Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, and registrants may have the ability to select depending on supply and availability and circumstances.
Currently, the health center offers a vaccine clinic several days a week at 180 Old Colony Ave. in Quincy and on Mondays at 30 Olney Street in Taunton. In the coming month, Manet will also be offering a series of vaccine clinics for students and faculty at North Quincy and Quincy high schools, as well as clinics for Hull residents and surrounding communities on May 12 and 26 on the lower level of Manet’s Hull practice location at 180 George Washington Boulevard.
For more information or to register for a vaccination appointment, visit www.manetchc.org/covid-19-vaccine. People under the age of 18 need to bring a signed consent form, also located on the website.
About Manet Community Health Center:
Founded in 1979, Manet Community Health Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) dedicated to providing preventive, primary and non-emergent urgent care for all. With six locations — three primary care sites and Community Outreach and Prevention Services office in Quincy, and primary care sites in Hull and Taunton — Manet serves patients from across the South Shore and Southeastern Mass. Manet is accredited by The Joint Commission and recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NQCA), and as a LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Manet has a primary affiliation with Boston Medical Center Health System. For more information, visit www.manetchc.org or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ManetCommunityHealthCenter or Twitter @ManetCommunity.