The Town of Nantucket, in partnership with the State of Massachusetts and Cataldo Ambulance Company, is pleased to offer Covid vaccine doses to all interested persons. Pfizer and Moderna doses will both be available at each of the three clinics offered.
|CLINIC UPDATE: |
The new formulation of the COVID vaccine was not available in time for the first clinic, leading our provider to cancel the 9/23 clinic as the previous formulation is no longer authorized for use. If you had an appointment for the September 23rd clinic, please reschedule for the October 14th clinic through the signup link below. Due to limited supplies, there are limited appointments available. Changes in Federal policy mean that insurance will be charged for administration, with no co-pay and no cost to the person receiving the vaccine. We highly recommend you have your insurance information available when you make an appointment; however, if you do not have insurance, you will not be denied an appointment, nor will you be charged.
Clinics will be held on:
- Saturday, October 14
- Saturday, October 21
- Saturday, November 18
Hours: 9am - 2pm
Location: Nantucket Elementary School Cafeteria on Backus Lane.
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Monitoring COVID Presence In Nantucket's Wastewater
To improve the accuracy of COVID monitoring on the island, the Town of Nantucket will move to a surveillance first approach, using the now well-established wastewater viral load testing. The results of the testing are more indicative of amount of COVID on island, given that they are testing all individuals using town sewage services, instead of only the people who make it to testing sites. Wastewater testing provides a good look at the total number of cases on island and has about a week of lead time from when most cases will appear as symptomatic. As a result, it provides the most robust indicator of the status of COVID on Nantucket. In the future, the wastewater testing will expand to track variants, thus further expanding the value of the testing program.