All aboard the Vax Express!

BOSTON — All aboard, the Vax Express!

The whistle stop tour for the train packed with COVID-19 vaccines pulled into the Blue Hill Avenue station in Mattapan on Wednesday.

“Whether it’s on Main Street or our tracks, we are trying to meet people where they are to make sure they are getting their first if not their second vaccination,” said state Sen. Nick Collins, who represents the 1st Suffolk District.

It’s the second stop on the tour so far.

“We did about 200 vaccines the first go around for the train,” said Samantha Joseph, with CIC.

They’re bringing vaccinations to people, because some people in these neighborhoods have not been going to the vaccinations.

“Still we have so much hesitancy, we still have to have it that even when the black / Latino caucus meets with the Governor next week, the point still has to be, yes, we still have all these accolades for what we do in Massachusetts but still in the hardest hit districts of Mattapan, Dorchester, Springfield and Lawrence we still have to get our numbers up,” said state Rep. Russell Holmes.

To try and boost those numbers, more stops are planned throughout the summer.

“Later in the week we are going to be in Worcester, North Station, Fitchburg and Lowell,” said Justin Thompson from Keolis, the transit operator for the MBTA.

To review the schedule for the Vax Express, click here.

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