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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

麻州政府擴大疫苗施打 芬衛球場外 陸續增40家藥店做疫苗站

麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)。檔案照片。
          (Boston Orange 編譯)麻州政府今日宣佈,將把新冠病毒疫苗站擴大到麻州每個社區的藥店,醫療服務提供者,以及第2個大型疫苗注射站去,以期疫苗施打的速度可每週以千計的增加。

              查詢麻州疫苗推出的基本標準,可上網https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-currently-eligible-to-be-vaccinated

              麻州政府表示,麻州藉著和全州各地的CVS Health及華格林(Walgreens)藥店合作,是全美各州首先推出聯邦疾病防治中心新冠病毒藥店合作-第一期的其中一州。本週開始將每週發送總額1萬劑的疫苗到至少15CVS和華格林藥店去,供符合第一優先階段的民眾接種。

麻州疫苗注射時間表。

             










                          第一批的這15家藥店,分佈在Greenfield,秋河市(Fall River),塞冷市(Salem),南亞茅斯(South Yarmouth),匹茲菲爾德(Pittsfield),李市(Lee),荷頓(Holden),嘉納(Gardner),海牙尼斯(Hyannis),馬什皮(Mashpee),梭莫塞(Somerset),費爾海文(Fairhaven),哈佛喜爾(Haverhill),索格斯(Saugus)及丹佛斯(Danvers)等市鎮。

              符合第一階段資格者,即日起就可到前述地點的疫苗站接種疫苗。查詢可上網https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-currently-eligible-to-be-vaccinated

              125日起再增加40個施打疫苗站。合作夥伴將包括WegmansBig YPrice ChopperStop & Shop,以及Hannaford等這些超市或商店。

              麻州政府還宣佈芬衛球場(Fenway Park)將繼吉列體育館(Gillette Stadium)之後,成為麻州的第2個大規模疫苗站。芬衛球場將從21日起開始,每天為符合第一階段資格的500人施打疫苗,然後逐步增加到每日1000人。聯邦疾病防治中心醫療人員將和貝斯以色列女執事醫療中心(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)合作,為民眾施打疫苗。這個疫苗站估計會一直開到四月中。麻州政府也在和波士頓市府商量,在波士頓找個地方做長期的疫苗注射站。

              吉列體育館已從今日開始每日為1000人注射疫苗,目標是每日5000人。指揮中心正在確認另外幾個大型疫苗注射站。

              麻州政府也宣佈,之前為第一線工作人員施打疫苗的麻州大學安赫斯特分校(Amherst),將擴大疫苗注射服務,以便也能立即為符合第一階段資格的民眾施打疫苗。這個地點主要是為麻州西部民眾服務。這個疫苗站的預約網址為https://www.umass.edu/coronavirus/vaccine

              指揮中心正在和麻州醫療協會(Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) ),以及麻州布瑞根總醫院(Mass General Brigham (MGB))合作,監管這一項目。在此計畫下,麻州每個地區的醫院都是一個疫苗站。

              參加這計畫的醫院包括麻州布瑞根總醫院,羅倫斯總醫院,Signature Brockton Hospital,麻州大學紀念醫療中心(UMass Memorial Medical Center),灣州醫療中心(Baystate Medical Center),以及伯克夏爾醫療中心(Berkshire Medical Center)

              為加速符合第一階段資格民眾接種疫苗速度,麻州政府推出醫院站點計畫(Hospital Depot Initiative)。這計畫將容許獨立作業的醫生,取得疫苗,照第一階段優先準則,為民眾施打疫苗。

              目前在第一階段下符合施打疫苗資格者,包括直接面對照顧新冠病毒患者的診所及非門診醫護工作人員,長照機構,頤養院及輔助居住場所,第一線工作人員(急救員,消防員,警察等),還有集體護理場所(包括監獄及庇護所)

Baker-Polito Administration Launches COVID-19 Vaccine CDC Pharmacy Partnership - Phase 1, Expands Vaccine Locations & Names Fenway Park as Mass Vaccination Site

Command Center Announces New Vaccine Sites to Administer Several Thousands More Shots Per Week Statewide

 

BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the expansion of more vaccine locations in each region of the Commonwealth at pharmacies, health care providers and a second mass vaccination site to boost the capacity to administer vaccines per week by the thousands. The Commonwealth will continue to add more vaccination sites throughout Massachusetts. Information on available sites will be available on a rolling basis here

 

First, the Administration announced that Massachusetts will become one of the first states in the nation to launch the COVID-19 CDC Pharmacy Partnership - Phase 1 with CVS Health and Walgreens pharmacies located throughout the Commonwealth. Starting this week, this program will deliver a total of 10,000 doses to at least 15 CVS Health and Walgreens pharmacies a week for eligible residents in the Phase One priority groups.  

 

Second, the Administration announced that Fenway Park will become the state’s second mass vaccination site, joining Gillette Stadium. The ballpark will open on February 1st to start administering up to 500 vaccines per day to eligible residents in the Phase One priority groups.

 

Next, the Administration also announced that UMass Amherst will expand their vaccination site to provide inoculations for eligible residents in Phase One priority groups. UMass Amherst has been providing vaccines to first responders, and plans to now offer vaccines to all eligible residents in Phase One priority groups immediately. 

 

Finally, to increase vaccine access for Phase 1 eligible priority groups, the Baker-Polito Administration is launching the Hospital Depot Initiative. This new program will facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccine for independent physician practices prioritized under Phase 1. 

Current eligible groups under Phase 1 include: Clinical and non-clinical health care workers doing direct and COVID-facing care; Long term care facilities, rest homes and assisted living facilities; First responders (EMS, Fire, Police); and Congregate care settings (including corrections and shelters).

 

CDC Pharmacy Partnership - Phase 1

 

Massachusetts will be among the first states to activate retail pharmacy vaccination at scale through select CVS Health and Walgreens, which will start inoculating eligible residents in Phase One priority groups by appointment.

 

Starting this week, at least 15 CVS Health and Walgreens, located in areas of the state where there is currently less access to convenient vaccine sites, will receive a total of 10,000 vaccines to administer this week. The first 15 locations are located in Greenfield, Fall River, Salem, South Yarmouth, Pittsfield, Lee, Holden, Gardner, Hyannis, Mashpee, Somerset, Fairhaven, Haverhill, Saugus and Danvers. Eligible residents in Phase One priority groups can view sites and book an appointment today by clicking here.

 

Approximately 40 vaccination sites will be added the week of 1/25 through current partners and collaboration with additional partners (Wegmans, Big Y, Price Chopper, Stop & Shop, Hannaford). Massachusetts expects to increase vaccine volume through retail pharmacies in the coming weeks. The Command Center will provide more details as pharmacy partners and sites come online.

 

Fenway Park Named as Second Mass Vaccination Site

 

Fenway Park will be the state’s second mass vaccination site and will open on February 1st.  Initially, the ballpark is scheduled to administer 500 vaccines per day by appointment and will ramp up to providing 1,000 vaccines per day soon to eligible residents in Phase One priority groups. CIC Health will operate the site, with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, as the medical director.

 

The site is expected to stay open through the beginning of baseball season in early April. The Command Center is also working with the City of Boston to identify and set up a longer-term vaccine site in Boston.

 

Last week, the Administration announced Gillette Stadium as the first mass vaccination site, which opened for eligible Phase One groups yesterday. This week, the site is expected to work up to administering over 1,000 vaccinations per day, and soon after, 5,000 vaccinations per day. Eligible residents in Phase 1 priority groups can book an appointment at Gillette Stadium by clicking here.

 

The Command Center is finalizing plans for several other mass vaccination sites.

UMass Vaccination Site Expansion

 

Beginning today, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has expanded their role to administer COVID-19 vaccines, providing vaccinations for all eligible groups in Phase One of the state’s distribution plan. This high capacity site will serve eligible groups in the Western Mass area.

 

Appointments for the UMass Amherst vaccination site can be booked here.

 

Hospital Depot Initiative

 

To increase vaccine access for residents in eligible Phase 1 priority groups, the Baker-Polito Administration is launching the Hospital Depot Initiative.

 

This new program will facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccines for independent COVID-facing physician practices prioritized under Phase 1. The Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center and DPH, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) and Mass General Brigham (MGB), is managing this initiative starting with COVID-facing health care workers.

 

Under this initiative, hospitals serving each region of the state have been identified as a depot to assist the Commonwealth with its vaccination distribution efforts. For clinical practices that are unable, due to their staff size and storage capacity, to receive larger, direct allocations of vaccine, a depot hospital will receive doses on their behalf and redistribute vaccine and all ancillary materials for office-based vaccination. In some cases, the hospital will provide direct vaccination to health care workers. The Massachusetts Medical Society is managing communications and coordination with physician practices.

 

Participating hospitals include:

 

Mass General Brigham, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Brockton Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center and Berkshire Medical Center. To learn more about this program, click here.

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