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Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Harris Announce Local Neighborhood Vaccination Sites

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, and Elder Affairs Director Sandy Federico joined today with State Representative Carlos Gonzalez, State Representative Bud L. Williams, and the Director of Governor Baker’s Western Massachusetts Office Jose Delgado at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center to announce that the City of Springfield will be standing up local neighborhood vaccination sites.


The City of Springfield, in collaboration with the state Department of Public Health and in partnership with American Medical Response, is prepared to establish vaccination sites strategically targeting our neighborhoods.


The City will initially establish four vaccination sites at the dates and locations below at a first come first serve basis. The Department of Health and Human Services will continue to work with neighborhood organizations in providing targeted outreach to Springfield residents who are eligible to receive the vaccine at one of these sites.


St. John’s Congregational Church

45 Hancock Street

Springfield, MA 01109

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

9:00 to 12:30 pm


South End Community Center

99 Marble Street

Springfield, MA 01105

Thursday, March 25, 2021

9:00 to 12:30 pm


Gerena Middle School

200 Birnie Ave

Springfield, MA 01107

Friday, March 26, 2021

9:00 to 12:30 pm


Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center

1476 Roosevelt Ave

Springfield, MA 01109

Thursday, April 1, 2021

9:00 to 12:30 pm


In addition, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, a vaccination site will be established in the Mason Square neighborhood.  The location will be announced at a later date.


Mayor Sarno stated, “I want to thank and commend the unyielding and dedicated efforts from our Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris.  Helen has been a non-stop advocate for our residents, especially for our most vulnerable and underserved populations.  With the help from Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Karen Polito, and DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel, the City of Springfield was able to secure enough vaccine doses to stand up these strategic vaccination sites in our neighborhoods for our residents.”


HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris stated, “To continue to successfully mitigate the community spread of this COVID-19 Coronavirus it is critical that we work collaboratively to meet the public health needs of our residents especially those who historically have been underserved and marginalized.  I am grateful to the Commonwealth and to AMR for partnering with the City of Springfield.  This initial neighborhood based strategy to get the vaccine into our community is a good first step.”


“I want to acknowledge and thank State Representatives Bud Williams and Carlos Gonzalez for their continued advocacy on behalf of the residents of Springfield,” Mayor Sarno added.  “These neighborhood vaccination sites are key to get shots into arms and to reach our residents who may not be able to travel to the mass vaccination site at the Eastfield Mall.”


Additional vaccination sites are expected to be established as the vaccine supply becomes more readily available.