By Ryan Trowbridge and Kaylee Pugliese on May 13, 2021


Canvassers hitting Springfield, Holyoke to encourage residents to get COVID-19  vaccine | News |


SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Trained canvassers are making their way through western Massachusetts this week, encouraging residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“We just want to be done with this pandemic and it’s better for me and for my family. I just want them safe,” said canvasser Shirly Osorio.

This initiative was brought on by the state’s Department of Public Health after finding out some residents were hesitant to get the shot. They’re now providing resources to communities most effected by COVID-19 by answering questions like “When can I get the vaccine?”, “How will I know it’s my turn to get vaccinated?” and “Is the vaccine safe?”

Brandon Bowser, field strategy manager for Archipelago Strategies Group, which is organizing these teams, told Western Mass News volunteers are eager to help. He said there are four teams of volunteers – three in Springfield and one in Holyoke – that are out there getting people information about the both the virus and the vaccine.

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