The below message is from a robo-call which was sent tonight by Town Manager Stephen Crane. We encourage you to view the resources on COVID-19 and vaccinations on our COVID-19 webpage.
Hello, this is Town Manager Stephen Crane with an update for you on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Concord.
Please know that vaccinating our community is the Town’s top priority. We have been extensively planning for weeks, successfully conducted a regional first responder vaccine clinic, and are ready to move forward with the next phase of the State’s vaccine rollout plan, which includes residents aged 75 and older.
Unfortunately, we do not have the doses from the State to carry out our clinics and there is little the Town can do to change that at this time. The Governor is rolling out several vaccination options that are available at www.maimmunizations.org but towns are currently limited to requesting 100 vaccine doses per week. There are about 2500 residents over 75 so the small amount of vaccine, which the Town will seek and distribute, means that many Concordians will need to be vaccinated elsewhere.
I share your frustration and disappointment with how the vaccination rollout has gone—especially since the Town has everything in place to vaccinate our community except the one thing we can’t control—the vaccine supply. Like many things during the pandemic, the State’s strategy has been evolving and may change so we will stay ready if more doses become available. We ask that you refrain from contacting the Health Division or Council on Aging as they do not have additional information nor are they maintaining a waitlist for vaccinations.
We will continue to communicate information on the vaccine rollout as it becomes available through additional phone calls, the Town website, social media, and our pre-recorded information line at 978-318-3033.
In the meantime, please stay safe and stay patient Goodnight.