COVID-19 Vaccination News from the Town of Lexington

 

 

Update on COVID Vaccine Distribution

The Town of Lexington has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) that it will receive a very limited supply of COVID-19 during the week of February 1. Lexington’s allotment is based on the MDPH’s formula for vaccine distribution to communities.

 

We share the public’s disappointment with the minimal amount of vaccine available to the community, and we are hoping MDPH will be able to increase our allotment in future weeks.

 

With this extremely limited amount of vaccine, Town leaders have made the decision to begin vaccinating residents ages 75+ in properties managed by the Lexington Housing Authority.

 

Town staff have been working tirelessly to ensure plans are in place for large-scale vaccination of residents if additional vaccine is distributed to Lexington. At this point, the Town is ready for that responsibility, but are waiting on the one thing we cannot control—the vaccine supply.

 

Other Places to Get Vaccinated

We encourage residents ages 75 and older, if they are able, to get their vaccines at other venues like grocery stores, pharmacies, or the State’s mass vaccination clinics. Information on other vaccination sites is available online at Mass.gov/CovidVaccineMap.

 

If you need assistance navigating the website, please contact our Human Services Department at 781-698-4840.

 

Contact Form for Those Eligible in Phase 2

Residents eligible under Phase 2 of the State’s vaccine distribution plan can fill out our online form to be notified when future possible Town-sponsored clinics are available.

 

***This form does not guarantee you a dose of the vaccine, and it is not a wait list. It is a tool we are using to gather contact information so we can communicate with Phase 2-eligible residents as new priority groups become eligible.***

 

Staying Informed

As we learn more about the State’s vaccine distribution strategy, we will update our website at LexingtonMA.gov/vaccine. We will also be sharing information via this email list, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

We are asking for the public’s help by only calling the Public Health Office and Senior Services Division if your question cannot be answered by reading the information available at LexingtonMA.gov/vaccine.

 

Thank you for your patience as we work to get the community vaccinated.

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