Roxbury health center launches mobile vaccination effort

  • March 2, 2021

BOSTON (WHDH) – Residents of Roxbury now have two ways of getting vaccinated if they are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.

In addition to the Reggie Lewis Center, eligible residents can now utilize the mobile vaccination center run by Whittier Street Health Center staff.

The health center has partnered with Peabody Properties to bring the vaccine to the Roxse Homes Apartment Complex. Approximately 150 seniors received their shots from the health center.

“Being here is critical. If we are going to increase the vaccination rates in the minority communities, there has to be a different strategy. And this is one of the strategies that we believe will be effective,” Whittier Street Health Center President and CEO Frederica Williams said.

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).