“That’s why we’re here,” mom says at vaccination clinic – CBS Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – The COVID positivity rate in Boston is 32%, Boston Public Health Commission director Dr. Bisola Ojikutu said on Saturday. This is against 22% last week. The city is hosting a number of COVID vaccination clinics this week in an effort to protect residents.

The numbers come as no surprise to resident Natasha Boscna. She was at the Madison Park Technical Vocational School vaccination clinic in Roxbury getting her young daughter vaccinated and getting a booster for herself.

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“I’m not surprised, everyone understands. My daughter has it – my other daughter. There are family members who have it. So it’s spreading more and more. That’s why we’re here to get her and her vaccinated, it’s important, ”Boscna said.

The Madison Park Vocational Technical School clinic is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The clinic offers the first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots for ages 12 and older, and pediatric vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old. Registration is encouraged.

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Vaccination clinics at the Brooke Charter School sites in East Boston and Mattapan are also open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Walk-ins are welcome.

“With our positivity rate over 30%, these new weeks are going to be difficult. We have to look out for each other. We have to wear well-fitting masks over your nose and mouth, stay home if you are sick, get tested, get vaccinated and get boosted, ”Ojikutu said before the school clinic opened. professional technique from Madison Park. “Only 41% of Bostonians are currently boosted and we have a lot of work to do.”

“People can get sick from COVID-19. People get sick from COVID-19, especially those who are not vaccinated. So people who are hospitalized are hospitalized with COVID-19 because they need to be. I think we can’t underestimate this variant just because we believe, based on the available studies, that it might be smoother, ”Ojikuta added.

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She also said the city was working to expand access to testing.

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