Museum of Science, Boston Partners with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for VaxAbilities Clinic

December 17, 2021

Museum of Science to Host Disability-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Pediatric, Adult and Booster Shots. Pre-registration is Required.

BOSTON, MA – The Museum of Science, Boston, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, and Cataldo Ambulance Service, will host a VaxAbilities clinic on Friday, December 17. The VaxAbilities disability-friendly vaccination clinic offers youth and adults with developmental disabilities and other sensory-support needs the most comfortable COVID-19 vaccination experiences possible.

“COVID vaccines are safe, free, effective, and available across the Commonwealth, including for our residents with disabilities or special needs,” said Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services. “We encourage parents and families to help protect themselves and others by taking this important step and getting their children vaccinated.”

The Museum of Science will host the VaxAbilities clinic on Friday, December 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with an opportunity for second doses on Friday, January 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The clinic will offer Pfizer BioNtech pediatric doses for children ages five to eleven. Primary series doses and boosters will be available for all eligible individuals. Free admission will be provided to the Museum and parking will be validated for those receiving a vaccine at the clinic.

“The Museum strives to make science accessible for all and we are honored to be able to help all members in our community get vaccinated,” said Tim Ritchie, president of the Museum of Science. “Hosting a VaxAbilities clinic at the Museum continues our work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, from education to vaccination, to ensure everyone in our community is equally supported.”

The VaxAbilities clinic will be facilitated by Cataldo Ambulance Service, a key partner with the state for the provision of vaccination and testing resources. VaxAbilities is an initiative of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Network, comprising the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the UMass Chan Medical School, the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, the Massachusetts Disability Law Center and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council.

Vaccine administration at the Museum of Science will take place in the Blue Wing. More details on the VaxAbilities clinic and registration can be found at vaxabilities.com.

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