COVID VACCINE PROGRAM
In the spring of 2021, state and private health organizations began to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the general public. To bolster area efforts to distribute the vaccine, a subcommittee of the Stronger Together Alliance collaborated with the Massachusetts Health Council, the City of Attleboro, and Lyft to provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine for individuals in need.
The subcommittee and collaborators offered transportation to and from vaccine clinics, and helped to promote opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine together with the Attleboro City Health Department.
To further increase accessibility to the COVID-19 vaccine in the Attleboro area, the vaccine subcommittee partnered with Attleboro VFW Post 115 to host a COVID-19 Vaccine clinic during the hours of a weekly drive-through food pantry. With the City of Attleboro Health Department administering vaccines, other collaborators were able to provide meals from local Food Trucks and grocery store gift cards to the unhoused and underserved who received the vaccine. Many individuals returned for their second dose, also administered by the City of Attleboro Health Department at VFW Post 115.