Cape Cod Task Force Sends Out Informational "Robocall" About Vaccine Access

CAPE COD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Cape Cod task force is trying to make it as easy as possible to inform senior citizens about the state's Phase 2 vaccination rollout.

Residents ages 65 and older can expect to receive an automated phone call at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, with an invitation to stay on the line and listen in on a briefing from the Cape Cod Covid-19 Task Force.

State Senator Julian Cyr said the briefing will address the issue of vaccination access.

“I think there’s been a little breakdown of communication — particularly in what people can expect," Cyr said. "We do have a vaccine supply challenge right now in Massachusetts, so there’s many more people who would like the vaccine than we currently have available.”

The call will go out to the home phone numbers of 50 thousand community members, as part of a "low barrier way" to provide direct information the region's older population.

"We’re trying to do a better job around providing information to the public and communication,” Cyr said. "Folks who may not drive, may not have families who help them navigate getting access to a vaccine, those are the vulnerable people I'm most concerned about reaching.”

People who may not get a phone call but would like to listen in to the briefing on their own can call 1-833-491-0326.

Residents can also sign up for email alerts, giving them 24-hour advance notice when the next Barnstable county vaccine clinics are open for registration.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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