Recent COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Haverhill Attracts About 40, Exceeding Expectations

The recent clinic, sponsored by the Haverhill Latino Coalition, was one of the most successful drives in recent weeks, (Courtesy photograph.)

About 40 Haverhill residents received COVID-19 vaccines last week during one of the most successful drives recently.

The Latino Coalition sponsored the vaccine clinic at GAR Park in partnership with the City of Haverhill, Rep. Andy Vargas, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Community Action, Veteran Services Outreach, Haverhill Police Department, Leaving the Streets Ministry and Covanta. Shots administered by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Those vaccinated included a number of teenagers accompanied by their parents. When Elder Services staff realized they would not have enough shots to meet the demand, Vargas quickly secured extra vaccines and he and his wife Rikelma delivered them to the event.

Also present was Patrick Driscoll of Driscoll Funeral Home. Driscoll gave out more than 50 backpacks with school supplies to all families present. All those vaccinated also received a $25 Market Basket gift card and a chance to win $100 cash. Four members of the League of Women Voters were also present, registering people to vote. Mayor James J. Fiorentini stopped by to thank people for getting vaccinated.

The follow up clinic for a second Pfizer shot is Sunday, Oct. 17, from 1-5 p.m., at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., next to GAR park. Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson shots also will be available for previously unvaccinated individuals.

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