Dartmouth Circuit City to be mass vaccine site
Dartmouth will be hosting one of Massachusetts’ mass Covid-19 vaccination sites before the end of the month, according to a Feb. 10 press release from the Baker-Polito administration.
On Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that the old Circuit City at the Dartmouth Towne Center will start serving eligible Phase 2 groups on Feb. 24.
According to a press release, the site will be run by Curative Inc. and will start with 500 doses per day, eventually ramping up to more than 2,000 daily doses.
The commonwealth is currently at the beginning of Phase 2 of vaccinations, meaning only those age 75 and over can get vaccinated. Baker also announced Wednesday that beginning Feb. 11, any caregiver who brings someone aged 75 or older to a mass vaccination site can get a shot as well.
“We hope this change will encourage more 75 and older residents to get their vaccines at mass vaccination sites,” Baker said at a press conference Wednesday. “There’s definitely light at the end of this tunnel.”
Appointments will be made available for the Circuit City site beginning Feb. 18. To book a shot, visit mass.gov/covidvaccine.
Residents 75 years of age and older who do not have access to a computer, and who may need assistance accessing the clinic, should contact the Dartmouth Council on Aging at (508) 999-4717.