By Isabel Sami on July 1, 2021

WORCESTER — Yankee bus driver Winston Owes sits outside the Vax Bus at Main South Community Development Corp. on 875 Main St., where residents could get vaccinated from 9 to 11 a.m.

WORCESTER — As the COVID-19 vaccination rate in the city begins to lose momentum, the state has implemented a way to increase access to vaccines with a mobile vaccination clinic called the Vax Bus, which parked in Worcester Thursday.

The scene of individuals entering a tour bus to receive a vaccine may have seemed apocalyptic a couple years ago, but mobile testing and vaccination sites have risen in popularity as states across the country attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Vax Bus is the Baker-Polito administration’s initiative to deliver vaccines to communities with lower vaccination rates. The mobile vaccination unit comes in the form of two Yankee tour buses with remodeled interiors allowing for six vaccination stations, refrigerators and proper storage for necessary materials.

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