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Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris Announce Partnership with DPH for Vaccination Clinic during School Vacation Week

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announced today that the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic during February school vacation week; February 21-25, 2022.

Thanks to the partnership with DPH, a COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at Bounce! Trampoline Park, 1250 St. James Avenue, at the following dates and times:

Monday, February 21, through

Friday, February 25, 2022

2:00 – 7:00 pm

Anyone ages 5 and older can get their COVID-19 vaccination or booster.  Families are welcomed and no appointment is needed. Vaccination is free and you do not need an ID or health insurance. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is partnering with DPH to help sponsor the event, providing funding for activities and giveaways at clinics. $25 gift cards are available while supplies last. All young people 5-18 who get any dose of the vaccine at the clinic will receive one (1) free hour of jump time at Bounce! Trampoline Park.

Mayor Sarno states, “Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and I want to thank the Baker-Polito Administration, especially Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and DPH Commissioner Margret Cooke and her team for their continued support as we work together with our community stakeholders and partners to mitigate the spread and defeat this COVID-19 pandemic.  Simply put the vaccine and booster shots work.  The Bounce! Trampoline Park is a unique outreach initiative to get our vaccine rate up with our younger population and their families.  Getting the vaccine is about public health and common sense – it is not about politics.  Conspiracy theories and misinformation have never stopped or cured a medical challenge, science and the facts have proven time and again that this COVID-19 vaccine works and can greatly reduce your risk of being severely sick or even hospitalized.”

HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris stated, “I want to applaud DPH for their continued support in partnering with the City of Springfield Department of Health and Human Services and our community partners in standing up this COVID-19 vaccination clinic for our children and their families during February school vacation week.  The vaccine is readily available not only during this school vacation week but every day at one of the numerous vaccination clinics throughout the city and at your local pharmacy stores such as CVS and Walgreens.”

The City of Springfield Department of Health and Human Services continues to hold a vaccination clinic at their office at 311 State Street.  Walk-ins are welcomed.  Below are the details.

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

311 State Street

Tuesday:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Thursday:  4:00 to 6:00 pm


The COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are free, safe, and effective. They help keep people from getting very sick from COVID-19. People ages 5+ who live, work, or study in Massachusetts should get a COVID-19 vaccine. People ages 12+ should get a booster.

For more information, visit and the City of Springfield’s COVID-19 Situational Update webpage:

Additionally, the City of Springfield Department of Health and Human Services continues to offer free at-home rapid COVID-19 testing kits for Springfield residents at various locations.  Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris have secured and are distributing over 200,000 at-home testing kits for city residents, while supplies last.   

Below are the locations, days and times where Springfield residents can pick up their at-home testing COVID-19 testing kit, while supplies last.  Please note, there is a two kit per household limit and proof of Springfield residency is required.





Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center

1476 Roosevelt Ave

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Department of Health and Human Services

311 State Street

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Tuesdays and Wednesday

New North Citizens Council

2455 Main Street

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Tuesdays and Wednesday

South End Community Center

99 Marble Street

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Tuesdays and Wednesday

East Forest Park Library

136 Surrey Road

11:00 am to 2:00 pm


Forest Park Library

380 Belmont Ave

1:00 am to 4:00 pm


Mason Square Library

765 State Street

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Clodo Concepcion Center (Greenleaf Community Center) - Sixteen Acres

1187 Parker Street

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Indian Orchard Citizens Council

117 Main Street IO

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm



“Commissioner Caulton-Harris and I continue to advocate for any and all COVID-19 relief and assistance for our residents,” said Mayor Sarno.  “We cannot stress it enough; the vaccine works and is readily available.  It will help to keep yourself and others safe.  Together we will defeat this COVID-19 pandemic.” 

“The Department of Health and Human Services continues to make these free rapid COVID-19 at-home test kits readily available for our residents at our neighborhood community sites, senior centers, and public libraries,” HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris added.  “Getting these COVID-19 test kits into the community so that our residents have easy access to getting tested if they feel the need to, is our goal. This virus is here to stay and we must be cognizant to that fact.  We must remain vigilant.”

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