The final Town of Nantucket Walk-In Clinics will take place December 55th, December 12th and December 19th at the trailer next to the Old Fire Station, 131 Pleasant Street. This clinic is for 1st and 2nd doses ONLY; no 3rd doses or boosters will be administered. These are the final scheduled town clinics of the year. First doses given during this period to not guarantee a second dose after clinic operations cease. If you have received a first dose from the Town, these final clinics are your last assured opportunity to get a second.
Sites offering COVID vaccines on-island
- Dan's Pharmacy: COVID vaccine wait-list open. Currently providing Moderna vaccine. Wait list available on the website, https://www.danspharmacy.com/
- ACK Dental Arts: Offering Johnson and Johnson. Visit their website for more information: https://ackdentalart.com/.
COVID-19 Vaccine History
On December 10, 2020, the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) held an advisory committee meeting to discuss authorization of the vaccine. An independent panel voted 17-4 in support of the FDA approving the vaccine. On the same day, Saudi Arabia approved the vaccine, becoming the 4th country to do so. On December 11, 2020, the United States officially became the 5th country to approve use of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. The FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and under the United States agreement with Pfizer, Pfizer agreed to an initial distribution of 2.9 million doses on an immediate basis and 100 million doses through March 2021, with the United States providing the vaccine free to the public.
On December 17, 2020 at 7:00 am, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Emergency Department Physician Assistant Maria Carey became the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.