No Doses Wasted During Attleboro's First Major Vaccine Clinic

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Earlier this week, Attleboro had its first major vaccine clinic and officials said, overall, they had a good turnout.

City Health Agent Jessica Horsman said of the 300 appointments, close to 15%, just didn't show up.

She added other communities have been dealing with no-shows too which she calls a sign of wavering demand. However, Horsman said they were prepared for this to happen.

"What we tried to do was you know, take walk-ins, take some fill-ins, go down some call down lists for people who might have been waiting" said Horsman.

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And by keeping a close eye on the numbers and the freezer, they didn't lose a single dose.

Horsman said, although this was sort of by accident, doing more walk-ins and more direct outreach is what all health departments are moving toward. 

"A lot of people have gone to Gillette and now it's about fine tuning it and seeing how can we assist the community and try and get as many people vaccinated as possible," said Horsman. 

WBZ NewsRadio's Madison Rogers (@madisonwbz) Reports

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