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Cape Cod COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Open for Booking Tuesday

Update: The initial batches of appointments at both clinics filled up quickly — Hyannis by 9:35 a.m. and Eastham by about 9:45. Users said it appeared that a smaller batch of appointments in Hyannis went online later in the morning.

 

Appointments for two Cape Cod COVID-19 vaccination clinics are expected to open for booking Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m.

Sponsored by Barnstable County, the clinics will run Wednesday at the Cape Cod Melody Tent and Friday at the Little Creek parking area near Coast Guard Beach in Eastham.

Appointments fill up fast, but this week, the county has more doses — 1,365 in Hyannis and 375 in Eastham.

Erika Woods, deputy director of the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, said that last week, the county clinics used the Pfizer vaccine for the first time, and they got more doses out of each vial than anticipated.

“When you draw the syringes, there's a little bit here and there, so we do end up with some extra doses as well — extra vials — that are usable for future clinics,” she said.

The clinics are limited to people who live or work on Cape Cod and meet current criteria. Participants must meet Phase 1 guidelines or be at least 75 years old.

The Eastham clinic is the county’s first on the Outer Cape in Phase 2. Like the others, people receiving the vaccine will remain in their cars. 

Woods said the county chose the Little Creek parking area over other Outer Cape locations based on factors like size, the flow of traffic, and the availability of wifi and electricity.

Booking is at maimmunizations.org. Those who can’t book online can dial 211.