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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Castle of Knights opens as mass vaccination site

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The Regional Collaborative COVID-19 Vaccination Site, located at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee, opened Wednesday, April 28 for state residents to book vaccine appointments.

Located at 1599 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, the site is a collaborative effort between Chicopee, South Hadley, Granby and Holyoke. It will be open by appointment only Wednesday through Friday. All vaccine appointments will be based on dose availability with the expectation of vaccinating up to 800 doses per day.

To register for an appointment to receive the Moderna vaccine, click here: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/chicopee Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing standards while on site.

The clinic staff will verify each appointment for each person who registered through the above portal. Staff will then direct them to a secure area to receive the vaccination. Then they are directed to a waiting area for monitoring for any adverse reaction for 15-30 minutes. Each vaccinated person will be provided with their second appointment before leaving.

PLEASE NOTE: To help older people and others who are unable to use the form, family members, caregivers, or other companions can fill out the form on behalf of someone else. People who do not have internet access or someone to fill the form out for them can call 2-1-1 to pre-register.

Massachusetts receives a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government each week. Due to high demand and very limited supply, there are a limited number of appointments available for eligible people. Please keep in mind that it could take several weeks or longer to be contacted with an opportunity to schedule your appointment.

Castle of Knights vaccine site staff will screen people when they first arrive on the premises, direct them to a secure area to receive the vaccination, and monitor them for any adverse reaction for 15 minutes, and then provide each person with their vaccine card and second appointment time before leaving.


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