NEW Health kicks off North End vaccination program

Last Tuesday NEW Health (North End Waterfront Health) kicked off its community COVID-19 vaccination program for eligible Massachusetts residents at the historic Old North Church and NEW Health’s Charlestown site.

The program is currently open to North End and Charlestown residents ages 75 and older.

According to Mary Zanor on behalf of NEW Health the kick off was part of Phase 2 of the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout. The health center, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center, will now be providing vaccines to eligible patients and residents of the North End and Charlestown ages 75 and older.

The vaccination clinics hours in the North End will be Tuesdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. NEW Health’s 15 Tufts St. Charlestown site hours will be scheduled based on need and vaccine availability.

Zanor said appointments are required and individuals must be registered with Mass General Brigham. Individuals interested in making an appointment can reach the dedicated phone lines by calling 617-724-8725 for the North End location and 857-238-1141 for the Charlestown location, where they will be prompted to leave a message with their information and a patient service representative will call them back to schedule. Individuals who are not yet registered with Mass General Brigham should call 866-211-6588 to register.

As a federally qualified health center NEW Health extends its healthcare services to people who live and work in and around Boston’s North End, Waterfront and Charlestown neighborhoods. NEW Health is committed to improving the quality of health and life for those it serves by providing high quality health care that is consumer oriented, culturally appropriate, neighborhood-based, affordable, and produces positive outcomes.

NEW Health has been serving the North End of Boston and the surrounding community since 1971.

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