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ABCD HeadStart & Children’s Services and Boston Medical Center Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

When: August 31, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: 575 Warren Street, Dorchester, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
ABCD HeadStart & Children’s Services and Boston Medical Center Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

WHAT:        First, second, third and booster vaccination clinic hosted by                         

                       Action for Boston Community Development Head Start & Children’s Services  

                       (ABCD) and Boston Medical Center. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson  

                       vaccines will be available. Boston Medical Center health professionals will  

                       administer vaccinations. Pediatric vaccines/boosters ages 6 months to 11 years  

                       old are available. The COVID vaccines are safe, free and effective.

WHEN:         Wednesday, August 31st from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:       ABCD Thelma Burns Building, 575 Warren Street, Dorchester, MA  02121

WHO:           Open to children and families 

WHY:         According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the U.S., there are 92,560,911                                             new cases of COVID -19 daily, 1,031,426 new deaths, 35,002    

                      new hospitalizations, respectively. Getting a vaccine reduces the risk of   

                      severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. People who 

                      were unvaccinated had a greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19, 

                      and a greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than people who were  

                      vaccinated overall. People who were vaccinated with a primary series     

                      and two additional or booster doses had lower death rates, followed by 

                      people who received one additional or booster dose, compared with those 

                      without an additional or booster dose. All vaccinated groups had lower 

                      risk of dying from COVID-19 compared with unvaccinated people.