Ahead of last vaccination day at Reggie Lewis Center, local group works to spread the word

BOSTON — After nearly five months, Sunday is the last day of vaccinations at the Reggie Lewis Center.

One local group spent the day Saturday spreading the word.

“This is my team, and we’re folding flyers to take out to let everyone know that tomorrow is the last day to be vaccinated here at Reggie Lewis,” said Tonya Jones with the Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition.

The group folded 300 flyers and spent four hours Saturday knocking on doors in neighborhoods throughout Roxbury, letting people know they can get vaccinated at the Reggie Lewis Center Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jones said there will also be food and music for people to enjoy when they come in to get vaccinated.

“We are just going to have a good time and just celebrate what we’ve done so far,” Jones said. “All are welcome. Just come and have a good time and bring anyone you know that hasn’t been vaccinated, and we’ll get them vaccinated tomorrow.

Jones said people can choose either the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or Pfizer’s vaccine. If they choose Pfizer, they will need to get their second dose at another location.

“We just need to get people vaccinated,” said Jones. “We want to be able to get back out and see our families and our friends and hug people, you know, be around people and have some fun again. Get back to normal as much as we can.”

Jones said she has mixed feelings about the mass vaccination site closing.

“I think it’s a victory for the vaccinations that we’ve done, but, sadly, we are closing because there’s still so much more to do, so many more vaccinations to get done in the community,” Jones said.

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