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All Aboard! MBTA to Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccination Trains

The Vax Express will visit stations in Worcester, Mattapan Boston, Lowell, Lawrence and Fitchburg

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Haven't gotten your COVID-19 vaccine yet? The MBTA is giving you the chance to get on board a vaccination train.

The MBTA is set to begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to passengers aboard its commuter rail trains at designated stations next week, the agency announced Friday.

MBTA has partnered with a private health startup CIC Health to implement the so-called "Vax Express" from June 16 to 20.

The Vax Express will visit stations in Worcester, Mattapan Boston, Lowell, Lawrence and Fitchburg. These areas have been identified as those among the lowest vaccination rates in Massachusetts.

The Vax Express will offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for passengers ages 12 and older and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for passengers ages 18 and older.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, who is sponsoring the initiative, also plans to offer giveaways, including a $25 local grocery store gift card to each vaccine recipient.

The Vax Express is accepting walk ups, as well as appointments through the CIC Health website.

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