NOTICE: Revere COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Joe Dimino

Please note, Revere residents can visit and fill out the form to be notified whenever they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Phase 1:

The City of Revere has announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will begin in Revere on January 15. The first wave of these vaccines will be for first-responders only. Beginning on January 15, the cities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop will be working together with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to host a three day clinic where first responders will be able to get vaccinated. This clinic will be running on January 15, January 16, and January 20.

Please note, this will only be available to Winthrop, Chelsea, and Revere’s first responders. This includes all police departments, fire departments, EMS services, and 911 dispatchers. Everyone listed is able to make an appointment online based on their availability.

Long-term care facilities are also involved in phase one of vaccinations, however these facilities are being handled by the federal government as opposed to the city. The federal government are currently working with CVS Health and Walgreens to issue vaccines to long-term care facilities. Most long-term care facilities have already begun the process of vaccination, and it’s expected that all of them will begin this process by the end of the month.

Lastly according to the Revere Board of Health, “health care workers are being vaccinated directly through their employers.” This means that any health care workers need to work with their place of employment to get vaccinated rather than the city or federal government.

Phase 2:

Phase two is slated to begin in February and last until April.

This phase is will target anyone with medical conditions as well as anyone over the age of 65. As these people are more at risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms, the plan is to make sure they’re vaccinated as soon as possible.

On top of this, essential workers will be allowed to get vaccinated. This includes K-12 and early education teachers, as well as “transit, grocery, utility, food and agriculture, sanitation, public works and public health workers.”

Phase 3:

Phase three is slated to begin in April and will be available to anyone else who didn’t qualify for phase one or two of the vaccine.

What does this mean for the rest of the school year?

While it’s impossible to say for certain, this could potentially mean we’ll be back in school in April. That’s if all three phases go as planned and don’t face any delays. This also raises the question, especially for Seniors, is it really worth going back to school for a month just to leave again? In April will there even be much to do for any of the students?

There is one thing for certain, though: getting back to school would definitely boost morale for many students as well as the city. By April, it’ll be a year since we first left school. Getting back to school would end up being a return to normality, which is what many people in this city may need.