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BOSTON, MA – Following this week’s recommendation from the CDC to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11, the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Cataldo Ambulance Service, announced a series of vaccine clinics at the Museum for anyone ages five years and older, beginning November 13.
“We are grateful to the Museum of Science, Boston for their collaborative spirit and commitment to vaccinating Massachusetts families once again,” said Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services. “The Museum of Science, Boston offers a family-friendly, non-traditional setting that, as we saw in the spring, can ease the nerves of youths as they roll up their sleeve to receive this life-saving vaccine next to their favorite musical staircase.”
The clinic will run Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with a follow-up clinic on December 4 and 5. The Museum will celebrate the event with live demonstrations, fun activities, and other surprises. Kids and families are encouraged to wear superhero costumes. Registered guests receiving a vaccine will be allotted two hours of free parking and two free tickets to the Museum, where visitors can enjoy the Museum’s newest exhibit, Project Vaccine: Our Best Defense. The Pfizer - BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine will be administered. Appointments for the Museum vaccine clinic are available at vaxfinder.mass.gov. Registration is required.
“The Museum has always been a place for families to foster their love of science together. The historic achievement of the COVID-19 vaccine - brought to us by science - is another step in our ability to be together again,” said Tim Ritchie, president of the Museum of Science. “We are honored to once again partner with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Cataldo Ambulance Service and open our doors to the community to offer vaccinations for those ages five and up. We want to celebrate the hard work and heroic acts that kids have taken throughout the pandemic to keep themselves and each other safe. After years of research on mRNA vaccines, unparalleled studies, and scrutiny, we know the vaccine is safe, effective, and one of the most important tools in battling this virus.”
The vaccination clinics will be facilitated by Cataldo Ambulance Service, a key partner with the state for the provision of vaccination and testing resources.
“Vaccinating our next generation is so important and demands that we put all of our effort into making sure they have a great experience. The entire Cataldo team is excited to participate in this effort and looks forward to working alongside our State Partners and the team at the Museum of Science to help vaccinate our state’s youth. They deserve our best,” says Kevin Turner, Cataldo Ambulance Chief Operating Officer.
Vaccine administration at the Museum of Science will take place in the Atrium outside the Charles Hayden Planetarium and Mugar Omni Theater. More details on the clinic and registration for vaccination clinics at the Museum of Science is now available at vaxfinder.mass.gov.