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Greater Lowell Health Alliance, Lowell General Hospital Collaborate To Break Down Vaccination Barriers

April 15, 2021

April 14 was the first community vaccination program held at Lowell General Hospital’s Mass Vaccination Program at the Cross River Center. Thanks to a partnership with the Greater Lowell Health Alliance and about 50 area organizations, about 1,000 members of the hardest-to-reach communities in the region received their first dose vaccination.

Spanish interpreter at first community vaccination program
Juan Duarte of Lowell, right, listens to instructions from Gabriela Bradburn, left, a Spanish language interpreter with Lowell General Hospital and nurse Valerie McCann, center, at Lowell General’s regional vaccination site on Wednesday, April 14. With the help of the Greater Lowell Health Alliance, the site vaccinated nearly 1,000 residents who faced barriers to accessing the vaccine by collaborating with community partners.
First community vaccination program
Ro-Mack Chau, right, formerly of Lowell and now of Worcester, receives his vaccine from nurse Valerie McCann of Chelmsford at Lowell General Hospital’s regional vaccination site Wednesday as part of a collaboration led by the Greater Lowell Health Alliance to provide access to the vaccine for vulnerable populations who may face challenges to booking an appointment.

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