BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The line was out the door for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic held on Saturday in Roxbury. The clinic was at the Vine St. Community Center and was open into the afternoon, administering shots by the hundreds.
"We're really heartened to see this turnout, because it tells us that people care about Boston, they care about themselves and their families," said Deputy Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission Kathryn Hall. "We have great empathy for people who are wiped out- the thing is, we can't get tired now. We can't take our eye off the goal, which is to get everyone vaccinated," Hall said.
The clinic came after a rise in COVID-19 cases in Boston, with the seven-day positivity rate at 6.7% at the time of posting.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley already got her vaccine and booster, but still made an appearance to support the clinic. "I recognize that the fatigue is real, but we have to remain vigilant because the pandemic is still very real and a threat to people's lives," Pressley said.
Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports.