‘Day of Hope’ brings COVID-19 vaccines to Boston communities hit hardest by pandemic

BOSTON — The Boston Public Health Commission and Mayor Kim Janey are teaming up Saturday to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19.

The ‘Day of Hope’ events are being held at the Mattapan Community Health Center, the Paris Street playground in East Boston, and the Dennis Street Park in Roxbury.

The events run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Mayor Kim Janey says all are welcome.

“As we move through an equitable recovery, we remain committed to expanding access to and awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine in our neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by the pandemic,” said Mayor Janey in a press release. “The best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community is to get the vaccine. I would encourage anyone who hasn’t already been vaccinated to come out on Saturday, join the ‘Day of Hope’ and get the vaccine.”

People who get the COVID-19 vaccine at any ‘Day of Hope’ event will receive a $50 gift card to a local grocery store.

Families who get vaccinated will receive a $150 gift certificate to a local grocery store.

There will also be food, music, games, and information about the city of Boston community resources.

In addition to being celebrations of the progress Boston has made toward ending the pandemic, event organizers said they are also meant to honor the people who died of COVID-19.

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