As the demand for a large-scale regional mass vaccination site diminishes in Greater Lowell, Lowell General Hospital will shift its Mass Vaccination Program into normal hospital operations at its Saints Campus beginning Tuesday, June 22.
Since December, 2020, the MVP program has administered more than 140,000 doses of the vaccine, first at Lowell General’s main campus and then at the Cross River Center, where as many as 3,000 doses per day were administered at the peak of demand.
The last day of operations at Cross River Center will be Tuesday, June 15. All scheduled appointments that day will take place during the morning hours. The vaccination site will then shift to the Chest and Immunization Center located on the fourth floor of the Saints campus at 1 Hospital Drive. Any patients who receive their first dose of the vaccine at the MVP site between June 1-June 15 will be notified that they will be getting their second dose at the Saints campus.
“The efforts of our staff and a small army of volunteers to vaccinate our community is nothing short of heroic, and we are so grateful for their commitment and teamwork over the past six months,” said Jody White, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital and Circle Health. “Our community can feel confident that the program is being shifted to our immunization experts, many of whom have played key roles in the MVP program already.”
To schedule an appointment, members of the community should to continue to visit www.lowellgeneralvaccine.com and click the SCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT button. The website will redirect patients once appointments are shifted to the hospital’s Central Scheduling phone line in the coming weeks.
Lowell General Hospital thanks Farley White Interests for generously donating the space at Cross River Center, as well as sponsors from across the region who have helped to fund this huge effort to protect the community.