Mansfield housing authority
Mansfield housing authority
Residents of Mansfield Housing Authority,
Please be aware that we continue to work with the Mansfield Fire Department in effort to obtain vaccine allocations to potentially provide an on-site COVID-19 Vaccine clinic for eligible residents. The state continues to experience a high volume of demand for vaccine doses that outweighs supply amounts at this time. We can not guarantee at this time that we will receive the vaccine supply for residents to host an on-site clinic. If and when we are able to secure doses, we will promptly update all residents.
Another option for residents is scheduling appointments to receive the vaccine through public vaccination locations. The link below can help you navigate finding a location.
We encourage residents to explore all options of vaccination and take advantage of what is guaranteed. Including, but not limited to mass vaccination sites such as Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, doctor's offices, local hospitals, etc.
Please call our office with any questions, we will be happy to assist. (508)-339-6890
MANSFIELD HOUSING AUTHORITY COVID-19 VACCINATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Mansfield Housing Authority is working with the Mansfield Fire Department who has placed a request for vaccine supply from the State. The Fire Department has agreed to go to each apartment and vaccinate to any resident who would like to receive it. Currently, the request for vaccine is pending approval. If approved, we plan on sending an automated telephone call to all residents to inform them of dates and times the vaccination would take place. Once a date has been scheduled, it will require the resident to call the Housing Authority and register in advance.
Vaccine supply to Mansfield Housing Authority is not guaranteed, but we are working diligently to do everything we can to make this another option available to residents. We encourage you to stay informed regarding the various ways to get vaccinated including mass vaccination sites, vaccinations through your doctor's office, and local pharmacies. Below is the link to find a mass vaccination site:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it mandatory for residents to get vaccinated?
It is not mandatory or required for continued occupancy. Getting this vaccine is voluntary.
Do residents have to pay for the vaccine?
The vaccine is free of charge.
Do you need to have health insurance to get vaccinated?
No. No one can be denied the vaccine regardless of current insurance status.
Do we still have to wear masks after vaccination?
According to the CDC and health experts, yes.
Can youth receive the vaccine?
The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for people 16 years of age and older. The Moderna vaccine is currently approved for people 18 years of age and older.
I already had COVID-19, should I still get vaccinated?
According to the CDC, yes. But, if you had COVID-19 within 90 days of vaccination time, wait until the 90 days are up before getting vaccinated.
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
The vaccine doesn't actually contain the virus that causes COVID-19. The vaccine also does not alter or enter your DNA.
How many times do I need to get vaccinated?
The vaccine requires two doses, spaced out about a month apart. If you do not receive the second dose, you will not be as well-protected from COVID-19 as you could be.
The vaccine was created fast compared to other vaccines. Is it effective?
The COVID-19 vaccine has gone through the same trials as other approved vaccines. The vaccine has also met the high safety standards these trials require.