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Whittier Street Health Center Celebrates Black History Month with All-Day COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

  • January 28, 2021

Whittier Street Health Center is pleased to announce that on February 9th, in honor of Black History Month and in recognition of the disproportionate toll the pandemic has taken on the Black community and other communities of color, the Center will be hosting all-day COVID-19 testing at its Roxbury facility, together with all-day COVID-19 vaccinations […]

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Boston Pastors Roll Up Sleeves, Encourage Others To ‘Take The Vaccine’

  • January 26, 2021

By Paul BurtonJanuary 22, 2021 at 6:21 pm BOSTON (CBS) – People of color have been the hardest hit during the pandemic, but many distrust the vaccines. On Friday, some local church leaders rolled up their sleeves hoping to set an example. The rush to get the COVID 19 vaccine is now being felt behind the […]

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Building trust, local church leaders encouraging Black and Hispanic populations to get vaccinated

  • January 26, 2021

By: Malini Basu, Boston 25 News Updated: January 22, 2021 – 5:31 PM BOSTON — Infectious disease experts, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, said there is a need to build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines and persuade the Black and Hispanic communities to get vaccinated. https://www.boston25news.com/news/health/building-trust-local-church-leaders-encouraging-black-hispanic-populations-get-vaccinated/OMUSGNTKFBHLJE2COQLYXGOC24/        

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‘This vaccine is going to save lives’: Local faith leaders leading the way by getting vaccinated

  • January 26, 2021

          ‘This vaccine is going to save lives’: Local faith leaders leading the way by getting vaccinated   Byron Barnett BOSTON (WHDH) – Pastors rolled up their sleeves in Roxbury on Friday to help build trust in the vaccine within their communities. Pastors Miniard Culpepper and Gerald Bell doled out congratulatory […]

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Leading by example

  • January 25, 2021

The Rev. Miniard Culpepper (left) and Pastor Gerald Bell celebrated after receiving their first Moderna vaccine shot, at the Whittier Street Health Center. Black pastors across the country are taking the lead in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. https://edition.pagesuite.com/popovers/dynamic_article_popover.aspx?artguid=f38e32b8-c103-4c1e-948b-c735824f3e91  

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Massachusetts Black Clergy Members Publicly Take Covid-19 Vaccine

  • January 25, 2021

Massachusetts Black Clergy members received the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, as part of an initiative from Whittier Street Health to build public trust in the vaccine among communities of color. https://wbznewsradio.iheart.com/content/massachusetts-black-clergy-members-publicly-take-covid-19-vaccine/  

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Whittier Street Health Center Receives New Funding Towards Youth Prevention Services

  • January 5, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Closing the Gap on Youth Violence in Low-Income Neighborhoods Boston, MA – Whittier Street Health Center is pleased to announce that State Senator William N. Brownsberger, 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District, has secured an amendment to the FY21 state budget that will provide $90,000 in funding to Whittier to expand its youth […]

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Dr. Stephen Wright NBC 10 Boston NECN Tonight 6:00 PM News

  • December 23, 2020

Dr. Stephen Wright will be featured on the 6:00 PM news tonight on NBC 10 Boston NECN. Please check local listings in your area. The link is attached: https://www.nbcboston.com/ Topic: An alarming increase in ICU patients ahead of the holidays. Listen to Dr. Wright share why the topic is concerning, what advice he has for people […]

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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).