Low income seniors getting vaccinated close to home in hard-hit Roxbury

  • March 2, 2021

ROXBURY, Mass. — For weeks, Boston 25 News has been telling you about the struggle in some of the hard-hit communities, like Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and other surrounding areas. Finally, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, where a local health center is making sure seniors who can’t get to their appointments get vaccinated.

“What’s critical is the community engagement, meeting people where they are,” said Frederica Williams, the CEO of Whittier Street Health Center.


A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).