Registration opens for covid vaccination in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — The covid vaccine is coming to Mattapoisett.
The Board of Health announced the availability of a limited number of doses of the Moderna covid vaccine for residents on Feb. 2.
Mattapoisett residents 75 years of age and older and healthcare workers providing direct clinical care who live or work in Mattapoisett are eligible. Pre-registration is required to receive the vaccine.
To register, a completed Vaccine Insurance Form should be placed in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of Public Health Nurse Emily Field and dropped off at the Mattapoisett Police Department located at 64 County Road.
Information about the vaccine and the Vaccine Insurance Forms are available at the Town Hall, the Library and the Council on Aging.
The forms can be downloaded from the following websites: www.mattapoisett.net; www.mattapoisettlibrary.org and www.mattapoisett.net/council-aging. For assistance in downloading or completing the Vaccine Insurance Form, please call the COA at 508-758-4110.
Registration for current priority groups only will close Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. and each following Wednesday at 2 p.m. Names will be drawn from a pool of those currently eligible equal to the number of available doses of vaccine.
Residents and health care workers whose names are drawn from the pool will be notified by phone and/or email of an appointment date and time.
The first vaccination clinic will be held at Center School on Feb. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Additional clinics will be scheduled.
As more doses of the vaccine become available and priority groups expand, the pre-registration process will be revised and include online registration using the PrepMod system.
Homebound residents 75 years of age and older may leave a message for the Public Health Nurse at 508-758-4118 to request a home visit.
Availability of the covid vaccine in Mattapoisett is extremely limited. Eligible Mattapoisett residents are encouraged to seek alternative sites to access vaccination services. For the most current information, visit the state Dept. of Public Health website at https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine.
Vaccination of priority groups will be ongoing throughout the commonwealth as more doses become available.