BOSTON – City Councilor Ed Flynn is working with the Boston Housing Authority to ensure that eligible residents living at BHA housing have access to COVID-19 vaccines. He has been in contact with the BHA about onsite vaccinations for residents, as there is a large number of our seniors, residents of color, and immigrants living at these developments who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Councilor Flynn’s team assisted in the outreach effort in notifying residents at the both the Monsignor Powers in South Boston and the St. Botolph Housing Development in Back Bay about onsite vaccination clinics, including calling residents in multiple languages such as Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. Councilor Flynn also visited the West Ninth Street Development in South Boston to greet staff and encourage neighbors to get vaccinated. In addition, members of Councilor Flynn’s team assisted in vaccine efforts at Torre Unidad in the South End with doorknocking, calling, and helping our seniors with the vaccine registration process.
“It is critical that our neighbors in public housing have the same level of access to COVID-19 vaccines as anyone else, especially as many of these residents are in communities that have been hit so hard, and disproportionately, by pandemic,” said Councilor Flynn. “Vaccine equity is key to our path of recovery for our city and country. I will continue to work with the BHA to ensure that our residents have the opportunity to get vaccinated and help protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”
For more information, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 and [email protected].