BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Brockton is launching a new plan that is designed to streamline the process of getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
According to a press release, Mayor Robert F. Sullivan said the plan includes an online registration system for city residents, along with mobile vaccine sites at senior housing centers.
The plan will also focus on outreach about the vaccine as well, by targeting neighborhoods that have been hit particularly hard by the virus and helping people sign up for the shot by phone and in-person. The calls and visits will be conducted by outreach workers who have been hired through the Brockton Board of Health.
“With the state now in Phase 2 and vaccines open to residents over 65, we are working with several public and private partners to get as many of our citizens vaccinated as quickly as possible,” Sullivan said. “We are working very hard to make the process easier and more accessible to prevent more deaths. Brockton has been hit especially hard by COVID-19 and I’m committed to using every resource we have to get our seniors and most vulnerable vaccinated.”
The simplified form for city residents to register for the vaccine once they are eligible can be found here.
Mayor Sullivan has also requested that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker install a public vaccination site in Brockton for people to access the shot.