The Harvard Board of Health would like to acknowledge and express sincere appreciation for all the groups that made the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 11 a success. Vaccinations were administered to the residents of Foxglove Apartments, senior citizens, and some school staff. Acton Pharmacy provided the vaccines (as part of the Office of Elder Affairs program for senior housing) and a staff of five to administer them. They were efficient and so very pleasant to work with.
The first stop was Foxglove, with the remaining vaccines delivered at Hildreth House. Debbie Thompson of the Council on Aging did a terrific job managing the registration of seniors. The Harvard Ambulance Service provided oversight for the post-vaccination observation period. And School Superintendent Linda Dwight, acting on very short notice, was able to gather enough school staff at the end of the day so that not one dose was left unadministered.
It was truly a joy to be part of such a town effort that brings us all one step closer to ending this pandemic.
Sharon McCarthy, Chris Mitchel, and Libby Levison
Harvard Board of Health