We have been encouraged by public health officials and Bishop Fisher to encourage those who are eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine to sign up to do so. It is one simple thing we can do to show love of our neighbors, and make our communities safer. Boards of Health across Massachusetts and an ethicist in the New York Times share a similar sentiment: "if you have the opportunity to get the vaccine, GET IT, and tell others that you have."
Parishioners who are healthcare workers and firefighters have received vaccinations. Vaccination was opened up to clergy, and we are each scheduled to receive our first doses in February.
We realize navigating the online sign up is a bit overwhelming. Below is a bit of information about how to go about signing up to receive a vaccine. We also will also be available to answer questions on the process on Sunday, February 7 at Virtual Coffee Hour. Please do not hesitate to call us or email us if you need help or access to wireless to sign up.
Parishioners who are 75+ are now eligible to receive a vaccination. If you are not eligible yet, the online scheduler will stop you from scheduling your appointment. If you are unsure if you are eligible (such as whether you have two co-morbidities), we encourage you to call your healthcare provider. See the eligibility chart here.
There are several places in the Pioneer Valley where you can sign up to receive your vaccine.
See the map here. If you select one of the brightly colored stars near where you live, there is a link you can choose to take you through the signup process.
If you find it overwhelming, please do not hesitate to call or email us for help. We will walk you through it.
We understand this is a personal choice for everyone. We want to respect individual choice, yet also be a resource of support to assist those of you who need some tech help with the signup process.
Rev. Heather & Rev. Molly