The staff and volunteers at the Blackstone Board of Health deserve a big congratulations on the hard work that they’ve been doing in the past year. When Governor Baker announced that the state of Massachusetts will no longer be issuing COVID-19 vaccinations directly to towns, most, if not all, local board of health groups were more than disappointed. However, that didn’t stop the Blackstone Board of Health from getting together with surrounding towns to get a vaccine clinic nearby approved. To get a vaccination site approved by the state, it needs to be able to vaccinate 715 times a day, 5x a week and each town needs to bring it its own volunteers. With several towns working and submitting an application together, the abandoned McCloskey Middle School in Uxbridge got approved.
The Town of Blackstone is part of the regional coalition made up of Boards of Health, Fire Departments, Police Departments, and Municipal Employees from Uxbridge, Northbridge, Mendon, Douglas, Bellingham, Blackstone, Hopedale, Millville, Milford, Oxford, Upton, and Sutton. The new COVID-19 vaccination site will focus on the residents living in the 12 towns but will be open to all Massachusetts residents.
The Uxbridge COVID-19 vaccination site will be open 4 days a week and issue 750 shots a day, the Upton site is a satellite clinic and will be open on Saturdays only.
Where are the vaccination sites?
The Uxbridge vaccination site will be located at the former McCloskey Middle School in Uxbridge.
Address: 62 Capron Street, Uxbridge
On Monday, March 22, the Uxbridge site will be fully set up.
There will also be a Satellite Clinic Site operating on Saturdays at Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton.
Address: 90 Pleasant Street, Upton
Both sites will be open to anyone who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts, however 25% of all doses allocated to the coalition will be kept within our communities.
These sites are funded by federal allocations distributed through the CARES Act and FEMA and will not have any financial impact on the Town of Uxbridge.
What You Need to Know
McCloskey School Hours
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nipmuc Regional High School Hours
Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Appointments are required
Appointments will be added at the beginning of each week for the following week once the coalition has received confirmation of the number of doses allotted. Once the appointments have been filled the site will not be visible in the search feature. Please check back regularly for additional openings.
Residents need to register for the Uxbridge clinic separate from the State registration site
Registration on the link will NOT create an appointment for you. Signing up means you will be notified of all clinic postings until you unsubscribe.
You can register on both sites, and will have the ability to get whatever open time comes up first.
Timeline for remaining groups
March 22nd: Residents 60+ and certain workers
April 5th: Residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition
April 19th: General public ages 16 years of age and older
Southern Worcester County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Informational Video
If you want to volunteer to help in vaccine clinics and other Board of Health initiatives, please contact the Blackstone Board of Health directly at (508) 876-5130. We can always use more volunteers.