Watch the recording from today's webinar, COVID-19 Vaccine: What you Need to Know, which featured Dr. Sarah Haessler, the Hospital Epidemiologist at Baystate Medical Center; State Senator Eric Lesser; and Lindsey Tucker, Associate Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. We will be sharing presentation slides on our website soon!
The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that they have established a new call center dedicated to helping residents 75 and older more easily schedule an appointment if they do not have internet or are unable to use the state's website. The call center will be staffed with over 500 representatives who can provide live phone support to assist residents with booking an appointment. The line will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Live call center workers will be available in English and Spanish, and 100 additional languages will be available through translators.
The line can be accessed by dialing 2–1–1 and selecting the prompt for “Help Scheduling a Vaccine Appointment.” Residents may have to wait on the line given expected high call volume.
Check out the Western MA COVID-19 Data Dashboard! Visit our county pages to see even more data, including county data over time, community-level data, hospital capacity by region, vaccine data, and more!
COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series, 2/15 at 6:00 pm: Join Trinity Health Of New England experts for an educational presentation about the COVID-19 vaccine and what you need to know. Following the presentation, there will be a Question & Answer session. Learn more and register.
The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Inquiring Minds Want to Know, 2/21 from 4:00-5:00pm: Join the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority- Springfield Alumnae Chapter and Baystate Health for a webinar featuring Dr. Mark A. Keroack, President & Chief Executive Officer, Baystate Health. Register now!
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New Public Awareness Campaign
The state has launched a new statewide public awareness campaign about the COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign seeks to build trust around the vaccine's safety and efficacy with communities of color and other populations.