Upcoming Dates and Locations for Local Vaccine Clinics
Weekly message on Tuesday, April 6, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine in Franklin County
The following is the weekly message regarding the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
The following message was prepared for the Public Notification System on Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Although vaccination efforts are underway (45% of Rowe residents have received at least their first dose of vaccination!), the Coronavirus is still present in and around our community, and active case numbers continue to grow. Please remember to remain vigilant, and continue following all CDC guidelines including wearing a mask that covers both your mouth and nose when in public or when near others outside your household, even if you or those around you have been vaccinated.
Anyone may pre-register for a vaccine through the state website at vaccinesignup.mass.gov where your information will be kept on file to notify you when you become eligible to schedule an appointment for a vaccination. There is also information available regarding local vaccination clinics at www.franklincountymavaccine.org. Finally, eligible people can sign for a vaccination at any site statewide by visiting https://www.maimmunizations.org, although please be prepared to wait in queue for some time as there are many people attempting to sign up.
For those who do not have access to the internet, need assistance with registering, need transportation to a vaccination site, or are unable to leave their home, an organization known as LifePath is facilitating appointments for people who are elderly or disabled. You may reach them at 413-829-9285, and they will help you through the vaccination scheduling process, and may be able to provide additional services such as transportation.
The option to vote in the upcoming municipal election via absentee ballot, which presents fewer potential exposure risks than voting in person, is available for anyone who would rather vote by mail than come in-person to vote. Voting via this method is safe and secure, and those votes will be counted along with and via the same process as all in-person ballots cast on election day. Absentee ballots applications are available in a folder at the entrance of the town hall. Alternately, ballot applications can be obtained on the town website at Rowe-ma.gov or by contacting the Rowe Town Clerk at 413-339-5520, or via email at email@example.com
The Rowe Coronavirus task force will continue to keep you updated on these and other coronavirus topics on an on-going basis, typically with weekly updates or when prudent.
Thank you, and stay healthy,
Chair Chuck Sokol
Rowe Board of Selectmen
Posted: to General News on Wed, Apr 7, 2021
Updated: Wed, Apr 7, 2021