SOUTHBRIDGE — Since vaccinations for COVID-19 became accessible in mid-December, Harrington Healthcare System has administered extra than 4,500 shots to wellness care workers, area nursing property facilities and initially responders.
These initiatives have been lauded by U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, who visited the Harrington’s point out-designated vaccination heart Friday, and called the Harrington program, “The small clinic that could.”
Neal satisfied with Harrington Healthcare System’s President and CEO Ed Moore, other leadership and many vaccination employees customers in the health care technique during a tour of the facility.
“Harrington Clinic is performing remarkable get the job done to provide the group and aid eradicate the virus,” Neal reported. “The partnership they solid with neighborhood cities in December to assistance staffing requires has permitted them to get far more needles into more arms as we go on to roll out the vaccination plans.”
Moore explained Neal and his employees have helped Harrington with COVID-19 relief attempts.
“Congressman Neal has been a excellent lover in supporting Harrington HealthCare’s efforts to give access to high-quality health and fitness treatment in our communities. He and his employees have performed an instrumental role in helping us with our COVID-19 aid attempts,” Moore mentioned.
Moore added: “Becoming a state-formal site is a huge action in the correct way. We are happy to operate with the condition in furnishing vaccines to our community neighborhood members along with residents state-large.”
In addition to the Tier 1 vaccination-suitable inhabitants, Harrington Healthcare System will begin administering vaccines to people ages 75 or older as early as this Feb. 1.
Harrington’s vaccine distribution middle is functioning at the Southbridge Local community Centre positioned at 153 Chestnut St. People today who qualify to get the vaccine at this time and who are interested in scheduling an appointment to be vaccinated should visit mass.gov/data-particulars/covid-19-vaccination-locations-for-people today-in-eligible-teams-and-phases
Harrington also carries on to work two COVID-19 push-through testing internet sites situated in Southbridge and Webster.
To date, Harrington has examined more than 45,000 local community customers.
To schedule a testing appointment, or for far more data on COVID-19 testing visit harringtonhospital.org.
This report originally appeared on Telegram & Gazette: Congressman Neal tours state-selected vaccination website at Harrington Health care in Southbridge