BOSTON – Thursday, July 8, 2021 - Mayor Kim Janey and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will host Day of Hope events in three Boston neighborhoods on Saturday, July 10, 2021 to honor the lives lost to COVID-19, celebrate the progress Boston has made toward ending the pandemic, and provide an opportunity for anyone to get vaccinated. Events will be held in Mattapan, East Boston, and Roxbury, communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. Individuals who get vaccinated will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local supermarket; families who get vaccinated will receive a $150 gift certificate. There will also be food, entertainment and information about City of Boston and community resources.
“As we move through an equitable recovery, we remain committed to expanding access to and awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine in our neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by the pandemic,” said Mayor Janey. “The best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community is to get the vaccine. I would encourage anyone who hasn’t already been vaccinated to come out on Saturday, join the ‘Day of Hope’ and get the vaccine. Every dose of the COVID-19 vaccine gives us hope for brighter days ahead and brings us one step closer to putting this pandemic behind us.”
Saturday, July 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Paris St. Park Playground
112 Paris St., East Boston, MA 02128
Mattapan Health Center
1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126
138 Moreland St., Boston, MA 02119
The Day of Hope is part of BPHC’s Hope Campaign, a multilingual public awareness campaign, aimed at encouraging residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign uses a localized, targeted strategy to build trust with communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Boston, visit here or call 3-1-1.