The Hull, Cohasset, Hingham, and Scituate health departments will co-host a regional drive-up COVID-19 vaccination booster clinic for eligible residents of those communities only on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This clinic, which will be based at South Shore Baptist Church, 578 Main St., Hingham, will provide 300 doses of the Moderna booster to residents ages 18 and older. Individuals who received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine more than six months ago are eligible to receive a booster, administered by members of the Hingham Fire Department and the Cohasset Health Department.
Preregistration, at https://home.color.com/vaccine/walk-up/hingham/south-shore-baptist-church, is required; no walk-ins will be accepted.
Those receiving a booster will not be required to leave their vehicles to receive the shot. Upon arrival at the site, vehicles will be directed to the check-in area and then to the vaccine point. Once the shot has been administered, vehicles will be directed to a designated area of the parking lot for post-vaccination medical observation.
Those who plan to get the booster are reminded that facial coverings should be worn at all times while on site, even with residents remaining in their vehicles, and that they must bring their vaccination cards with them.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is not necessary to get the same vaccine brand for a booster shot as for one’s original COVID-19 vaccination.
“Those looking for their first or second dose of the vaccine, those looking for a vaccine for younger children, or those specifically looking for the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer COVID-19 boosters should visit the state’s Vaxfinder website,” the press release announcing the clinic states.
For additional information about the regional clinic, residents should contact the health department in their respective town. South Shore Baptist Church is the host only for the clinic and should not be contacted for more information.