Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic During School Vacation Week
in Methuen, April 21-24
Vaccines and boosters will be provided for everyone eligible
A free, family-friendly COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held in Methuen – on the Lawrence city line – April 21 through 24. As part of a special promotion, everyone who gets vaccinated at the clinic will receive a $25 grocery store gift card, ice cream and an hour of free jumping at Launch Trampoline Park in Methuen. The clinic is a collaboration with AgeSpan and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is free to everyone 5 and older. No ID or proof of health insurance is required.
The vaccination clinic will be held at 1 Broadway Street in Methuen at the following dates and times:
Thursday, April 21 through Sunday, April 24, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The event at is one of several free, family-friendly clinics the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is co-hosting with community organizations across the Commonwealth during April School Vacation Week, April 18-24. By hosting the clinics at places like trampoline parks, zoos, bowling alleys, and even Six Flags amusement park, the focus is on meeting people where they are, and encouraging a family-friendly atmosphere in which to get vaccinated. A list of these special clinics can be found online at www.mass.gov/KidsClinic.
“Our team has worked hard to help families in Lawrence learn about the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage vaccination,” said Lawrence Mayor Brian A. De Peña. “We appreciate the help of Mass. DPH and AgeSpan in making the vaccine and boosters available through this convenient event.”
“These vaccination clinics are a great resource for helping families gain access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Lawrence Board of Health Director Mike Armano. “We appreciate Mass. DPH and other community partners for working with us to make these April School Vacation Week clinics possible.”
“We’re thankful to have Mass. DPH and a number of local partners’ help in bringing this COVID-19 vaccination clinic to families in Methuen and Lawrence,” said Methuen Mayor Neil Perry. “Easy-to-access clinics are a great way to help children and their families protect themselves against COVID-19.”
“COVID-19 is still a threat in our community, so it’s up to us to make the right decisions to ensure our family, friends and neighbors are protected,” said Methuen Director of Health, Human Services, and Inspections Felix Zemel. Through this clinic, we are coming together to make it easier than ever for families to get a vaccine dose or booster.”
“We thank our many businesses and local partners for joining us in making vaccination available at these family-friendly locations,” said DPH Commissioner Margret Cooke. “These events are a convenient way for the whole family to get up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination – and have some fun at the same time.”
The clinics are part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Vaccine Equity Initiative to increase awareness and access to the COVID-19 vaccine and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. Many local partners are working with the Vaccine Equity Initiative to help share information about the COVID-19 vaccine and increase access to vaccinations.
To date, more than 5.3 million people in Massachusetts are now fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters have been rigorously tested and proven to be safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, providing protection from the virus and preventing serious illness.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination clinics, and to find a clinic near you, visit www.mass.gov/KidsClinic.