Attleboro will be one of the stops as the state rolls out vaccination clinics on wheels aimed at protecting more people against against the coronavirus.
Two buses, each dubbed the Vax Bus, will be traveling across the state.
The effort started Saturday and will run through July 15 to administer vaccines in nearly two dozen communities.
State officials say the Vax Bus will spend a day or two in each community and host one to three vaccine clinics a day. Vaccines will be administered on the bus and no appointment is necessary.
The Vax Bus is scheduled to stop at the Willett Elementary School in Attleboro on July 14, from 1 to 7 p.m.
ProceduresWhen arriving at the appointment, you will be asked to fill out a short paper form with a few health questions before receiving your vaccination. No ID or insurance is required.
Your vaccination will take place at one of the six vaccination stations inside the VaxBus mobile unit. After receiving your vaccine, you will receive a vaccination record card. This is an important document to keep for your records as it informs you of your 2nd vaccination time and date if you receive the Pfizer vaccine.
You will then be asked to sit and wait in a designated area for the 15-minute observation period.
If you are not feeling well during this observation period, an on-site health professional will assist you.
RemindersPlease remember to stay hydrated before and after your vaccination. Also, feel free to bring a friend or family member with you for support if needed.
The Vax Bus is also scheduled to stop at locations in communities including Brockton, Pittsfield and Springfield.
More than 80% of adults in Massachusetts have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine and more than 4 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to state officials. The schedule can be found at: mass.gov/VaxBus.