All Aboard the "Vax Express"

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BOSTON (State House News Service) — CIC Health is turning an MBTA commuter rail train into a rolling vaccination site, dubbed the Vax Express, which will make stops next week at stations in Boston, Worcester, Lowell, Lawrence and Fitchburg in hopes of reaching populations of disproportionately impacted communities with low vaccination rates, the Baker administration announced Friday.

The Vax Express will offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up and the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those 18 and up.

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Vaccines will be administered aboard the train on a walk-up basis and by appointment, and the site will be staffed by Cataldo Ambulance.

The Vax Express makes its first stops next Wednesday, at Blue Hill Ave Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and South Station from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Wednesday, it will be at Worcester's Union Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Thursday the train will be at Lowell Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and North Station from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will spend Saturday, June 19 at Lawrence Station and Sunday, June 20 at Fitchburg station.

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