Boston Medical Center clinic gives COVID-19 vaccinations to ineligible residents – WCVB Boston

Several Massachusetts residents who did not meet the state’s eligibility requirement received COVID-19 vaccinations at a clinic in Dorchester on Monday.Young people went to the clinic at the Russell Auditorium after social media posts said walk-in appointments were available for people living and working in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.This site is run through a partnership between Boston Medical Center and Codman Square Health Center. “Due to an error made in the clinic’s pre-registration process, the community vaccination clinic run by Boston Medical Center and local partners at Russell Auditorium began vaccinating community residents 18 and older. The clinic has ceased vaccinations for that age group, and we are adhering to state guidelines in advance of full eligibility later this month,” Boston Medical Center said in a statement. The general public does not become eligible for vaccines until April 19. When the clinics doors opened Tuesday, some hopeful walk-ins were turned away.“They just said call to make and appointment, so I think we have to be in one of the phases,” Tommy Le said. Other walk-ins said they did receive the vaccine Tuesday, and weren’t asked about their eligibility, other than proof of address.Massachusetts vaccination progressNew data is typically published daily around 5 p.m. and weekly reports are typically released on Thursdays, also around 5 p.m.

Several Massachusetts residents who did not meet the state’s eligibility requirement received COVID-19 vaccinations at a clinic in Dorchester on Monday.

Young people went to the clinic at the Russell Auditorium after social media posts said walk-in appointments were available for people living and working in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.

This site is run through a partnership between Boston Medical Center and Codman Square Health Center.

“Due to an error made in the clinic’s pre-registration process, the community vaccination clinic run by Boston Medical Center and local partners at Russell Auditorium began vaccinating community residents 18 and older. The clinic has ceased vaccinations for that age group, and we are adhering to state guidelines in advance of full eligibility later this month,” Boston Medical Center said in a statement.

The general public does not become eligible for vaccines until April 19.

When the clinics doors opened Tuesday, some hopeful walk-ins were turned away.

“They just said call to make and appointment, so I think we have to be in one of the phases,” Tommy Le said.

Other walk-ins said they did receive the vaccine Tuesday, and weren’t asked about their eligibility, other than proof of address.

Massachusetts vaccination progress

New data is typically published daily around 5 p.m. and weekly reports are typically released on Thursdays, also around 5 p.m.