Museum of Science in Boston hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic for ages 5 and up – WCVB Boston

Boston's Museum of Science is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for anyone age 5 and older this weekend.The clinic, which is in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Cataldo Ambulance Service, runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.Museum officials say all appointments for this weekend were filled in a matter of hours due to the high demand for pediatric vaccinations.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, was at the Museum of Science on Saturday to tour the clinic."This is really, you know, one more step back towards a normal, a healthy normal that we're all craving," Jha said. "We have 200 million Americans already vaccinated. I'm hoping it'll build more confidence in these vaccines."As a result, the museum will hold additional clinics next weekend (Nov. 20-21) to accommodate the high demand.The clinics are expected to provide pediatric vaccinations and adult boosters to more than 500 people per day, according to museum officials.Guests who receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the MOS clinic will be allotted two hours of free parking and two free Exhibit Hall passes.Preregistration is required for all Museum of Science vaccine clinics. Appointments can be found by clicking here. Vaccines will be administered in the atrium outside the Charles Hayden Planetarium and Mugar Omni Theater.According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, approximately 25,300 or 5% of the state's estimated 515,000 children who are ages 5 to 11 had received one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov. 10.Worcester science museum opens vaccines exhibitIn Worcester, the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature has opened an exhibit on COVID-19 vaccines.Museum officials hope that the exhibit that opened this week will play a part in educating visitors about the COVID-19 and other vaccines, The Telegram & Gazette reported.Project Vaccine: Our Best Defense" also highlights the work of those who participated in the vaccination campaign.The exhibit includes interactive videos featuring medical professionals explaining what vaccines are, as well as one that explains the role truck drivers, nurses, community organizers and clinical administrators have had in the vaccination effort.Another video accompanied by tactile models teaches about the five different types of vaccines RNA, viral vector, live attenuated, inactivated and recombinant and their uses, from the scientists who worked on them.The exhibits are in English and Spanish, which was welcomed by Dr. Matilde Castiel, Worcesters commissioner of health and human services. The city's Black and Hispanic populations were the hardest hit by the pandemic, and those groups have the lowest vaccination rates, she said.The exhibit, designed for third graders to adults, will be open to the public until Feb. 27.The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Boston's Museum of Science is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for anyone age 5 and older this weekend.

The clinic, which is in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Cataldo Ambulance Service, runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Museum officials say all appointments for this weekend were filled in a matter of hours due to the high demand for pediatric vaccinations.

Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, was at the Museum of Science on Saturday to tour the clinic.

"This is really, you know, one more step back towards a normal, a healthy normal that we're all craving," Jha said. "We have 200 million Americans already vaccinated. I'm hoping it'll build more confidence in these vaccines."

As a result, the museum will hold additional clinics next weekend (Nov. 20-21) to accommodate the high demand.

The clinics are expected to provide pediatric vaccinations and adult boosters to more than 500 people per day, according to museum officials.

Guests who receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the MOS clinic will be allotted two hours of free parking and two free Exhibit Hall passes.

Preregistration is required for all Museum of Science vaccine clinics. Appointments can be found by clicking here. Vaccines will be administered in the atrium outside the Charles Hayden Planetarium and Mugar Omni Theater.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, approximately 25,300 or 5% of the state's estimated 515,000 children who are ages 5 to 11 had received one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov. 10.

In Worcester, the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature has opened an exhibit on COVID-19 vaccines.

Museum officials hope that the exhibit that opened this week will play a part in educating visitors about the COVID-19 and other vaccines, The Telegram & Gazette reported.

Project Vaccine: Our Best Defense" also highlights the work of those who participated in the vaccination campaign.

The exhibit includes interactive videos featuring medical professionals explaining what vaccines are, as well as one that explains the role truck drivers, nurses, community organizers and clinical administrators have had in the vaccination effort.

Another video accompanied by tactile models teaches about the five different types of vaccines RNA, viral vector, live attenuated, inactivated and recombinant and their uses, from the scientists who worked on them.

The exhibits are in English and Spanish, which was welcomed by Dr. Matilde Castiel, Worcesters commissioner of health and human services. The city's Black and Hispanic populations were the hardest hit by the pandemic, and those groups have the lowest vaccination rates, she said.

The exhibit, designed for third graders to adults, will be open to the public until Feb. 27.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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